Observation 4072: Chroogomphus (Singer) O.K. Mill.
When: 2007-09-14
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in Lodgepole pine woods at the border with Quaking aspen woods. Occasional.

Growing on the ground, this gill fungus appears to have a dark brown spore print (on the stem), no distinctive smell, but the taste is slightly of almonds. I keyed it very tentatively to Phylloporus using:

Kuo, M. (2007, January). Key to major groups of mushrooms. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/major_groups.html

The current id. is thanks to comments below.

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Most likely Chroogomphus rutilus
By: Administrator (admin)
2007-09-16 23:19:27 CDT (-0500)

Unless you have a microscope handy, that’s the name I’d apply to it. As Ron says it should have a black or gray spore print, but it could appear dark brown.

Possibly a Chroogomphus species.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2007-09-15 10:26:46 CDT (-0500)
These look like a Chroogomphus species although the spore prints would be more smoky gray to blackish.

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