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Christian- What was the habitat? There is a spot on UCSC campus that I have found a very similar specimen. The habitat was pine/manzanita/madrone with sandy soil. The mushrooms were mostly/completely buried even when fully mature. The taste was mild (BTW I am very sensitive to bitter so no mistakes). Stained brown with touch. I keyed it out as B. humilis and took it to the fair one year. The guys that were IDing dismissed my observations, which matched DAs in MD exactly as well as Thiers BoC, and called it B. indecisus.
Although, I did not get into it too much with them on the ID. Mostly because I did not have the skills/equipment for micro-features. However, one thing I thought of later is that Thiers specifically says in his comments that T. humilis is very rare and is only known from one particular area near JSDF in Mendocino. I have hunted that area and the place on campus is almost identical.
Try T. humillis, Taste?
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