Observation 46768: Hygrophorus caeruleus O.K. Miller

When: 2010-06-09

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

Specimen available


Strong disagreeable odor. Growing under the duff

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:19:11 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Yosemite NP, Big Oak Flat Rd just west of Merced Grove parking area’ to ‘West of Merced Grove Parking Area, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Co., California, USA

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no question that these are Hygrophorus caeruleus…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-15 11:01:53 CDT (-0400)

buried in the ground, stinking to high heaven, slimy stipes (this may be the source of the odor, and I suspect that this species attracts flies to the buried fruit bodies as spore dispersers, similar to a Phallus, but within the parameters of a much more protected semi-subterrranean environment) and that unique, eerie gray/green/blue color. Erin and Noah showed me this collection when they brought it back to the Bay, and I was delighted to see it again! Like ole Bill Clinton, I didn’t inhale, tho…these things smell BAD!!!

Nice find, guys! ;)

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