Observation 203983: Gautieria monticola Harkn.
When: 2015-05-04
( 975m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Substrate: Rooted in soil, pushing into duff at the drip line of a Pinus ponderosa (Ponderosa Pine). (The mushroom raised the duff slightly in a “mushrump”, but itself was completely covered by duff.)
Habit: clump of 3
Odor: hard to describe, perhaps a little like Kosher salami
Taste: mild, hard to describe
Chemical: Both inside and exterior turn dark brown with KOH
Other: Photos are a couple of days old. The mushrooms are getting darker/browner with age. They were lighter when collected. Compare the two cross-section photos to see the difference.

Species Lists


Both halves of a vertical x-section of one of the left-hand fruiting bodies of image 519761 (shot taken 1 minute after sectioning)
From left to right: (a) 2 fruiting bodies with a common “root”; (b) horizontal x-section of another fruiting body; (c) top view of the sectioned fruiting body
closer view of horizontal -section of 1st image

Proposed Names

85% (1)
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Used references: Gibson, Matchmaker: Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest, Version 2.2 (Apr. 2014) (application, downloadable at http://www.svims.ca/council/matchmaker.htm);
J. Trappe & M. Castellano, Key to the Genera of Truffles
S. Miller, A Field Key to Common Genera of Hypogeous and Gasteroid Basidiomycetes of North America

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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