Observation 304: Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca (Wulfen) Maire

When: 2001-11-01

Collection location: DreamWorks Campus, Glendale, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Identified by sight. The characteristic forked gills can be seen in the image. However, when I smelled it, it had a distinctly spermatic odor. I have been unable to find this feature described anywhere in the literature. I mentioned this feature to Else Vellinga. At first she wasn’t sure of my observation, but later she made the same observation of a different collection.

Another unusal thing about this collection is that it was not found anywhere near a conifer. Instead it was found on the DreamWorks campus in grass near a live oak. This is a very unusual habitat for this species. It has not appeared in subsequent years, so I suspect that it was growing from conifer mulch under the grass.

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