Observation 28185: Hydnellum cyanopodium K.A. Harrison
When: 2009-11-07
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: common characteristics
Bluish/purple/gray fruiting body, very fragrant odor (like perfume), debris incorporated into body, depressed cap, spines decurrent and gray (see picture)

habitat
mixed conifer forest, predominantly redwood

microscopic
obviously warty spores(see picture)

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:59 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Wolfe Creek Education Center, Redwood National Park, Orick, Humbolt Co., California, USA’ to ‘Wolfe Creek Education Center, Redwood National Park, Orick, California, USA

Proposed Names

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified, Kabir Peay (instructor)
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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Smell like aniseed is right for the species.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-11-16 10:40:35 AEST (+1000)
Hydnellum, no doubt
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-14 20:12:52 AEST (+1000)

The picture of the spores shows pale brown, tuberculate spores like in Hydnellum suaveolens:
http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/...

I think it’s possible to cut trough a dried specimen too, and it should show a bluish zonate flesh, like this:
http://www.ambmuggia.it/forum/uploads/post-2-1090246977.jpg

I don’t know what it should smell like, but if I’m not mistaken, H. regium is pale, almost white in the stem.

I am a newbie!
By: dana flett (dflett)
2009-11-14 10:49:47 AEST (+1000)

Hi guys, I just wanted to let you know that the species I have will now be a dried specimen and I don’t know if the specific pictures you want will still be obtainable but I will try during my lab on Monday. I also looked in Mushrooms Demystified about the H.regium and it said the odor was “farinaceous” (pg 625) whereas the specimen I collected was decidedly “strongly fragrant (like anise or peppermint)” (pg 624)

looks almost like
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-11-13 22:34:33 AEST (+1000)

H. regium but you cant really tell from your photo.
please photograph the underside and then cut it in half (down the cap through the middle of the stalk) and add a photo of the flesh color.

I don’t understand
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-13 20:36:34 AEST (+1000)

How can we determine the colour of the spines, when the picture doesn’t show them?

Phellodon?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-11-13 20:02:54 AEST (+1000)

With the grey spines, this usually points to Phellodon, which has a white spore print, where Hydnellum should have a brown spore print (I think I have the right?). Although I’m not sure Phellodon has warted spores. But did consider Phellodon here, and knock it out for some reason?

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