Observation 32366: Macowanites Kalchbr.

When: 2010-01-21

Collection location: Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available

found under tan-oak, growing in the surface of the soil under leaf duff, orange grainy looking insides, smelled like a strong cheddar.

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Recognized by sight: luteolus or something like that?

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I had no idea either
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-25 12:45:32 PST (-0800)

until I saw the last added pictures, those made it much easier for me to guess :-)

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-01-25 12:30:28 PST (-0800)

After looking at photos 75252, 75249 and 75250, I have withdrawn my identification of Gymnomyces in favor of Irene’s identification of Macowanites. The above photos clearly show a central stipe, which is not present in Gymnomyces. Thus the locules are actually distorted gills of the Russula-relative Macowanites. My apologies to those who thought I knew what I was talking about, and congratulations to Irene Anderson for her astute observation.

new pics
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2010-01-23 14:32:39 PST (-0800)

your right, more like a sponge than grainy. second specimen found under madrone. looks like a secotioid fungi.

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