Observation 207550: Allotropa virgata Torr. & A.Gray
When: 2015-06-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: All images taken around one single, large Douglas fir tree(approximately 10 foot radius).

Within 2 to 3 months of the candy cane flowers maturity, the plants will blacken and die, followed by the canopy floor blooming spores and becoming proliferated with fresh Matsutake buttons. This plant is a parasite of the America Matsutake (Tricholoma magnivelare) and therefore is dependent on its mycelium for food. Wherever you find candy cane in the summer- you will no doubt find Matsies in the Fall.

Great way to monitor the coming season ;-)

Elevation: 2000ft.

Temp: low 80’s.

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Created: 2015-06-24 14:05:57 EDT (-0400)
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