Observation 221771: Auriscalpium vulgare Gray

When: 2015-10-28

Collection location: Myers Flat, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Maria Friedman (yipkiyay)

No specimen available

Small (about 3cm tall), toothed fungus growing on a Douglas-fir cone (pictures are after it had dried out a bit, sorry!)

Tissue turns black with KOH

Spores white, amyloid in Meltzer’s

Species Lists


Pileus and stipe turn instantly black with KOH
Dried fruiting body on a Douglas-fir cone
cystidia with a slightly swollen apex
Spores are amyloid in Meltzer’s

Proposed Names

79% (1)
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Recognized by sight: Small furry mushroom with an eccentric stipe (like a little lamp post) growing on Doug-fir cone
Used references: California Mushrooms by Desjardin, Wood, & Stevens
Based on chemical features: Tissue turns black with KOH, spores amyloid in Meltzer’s

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