This scaly puffball was growing in sandy soil in a kind of narrow projection of the sandy, open Zone 51 habitat in between Zones 49 and 50. It was solitary.
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but haven’t really had any experience with any of them, so my suspicions are probably without merit. I know Monterey pine can associate with something similar to S. citrinum on the Oregon coast just north of Cape Lookout. It’s kind of a toss-up whether the host species of Monterey pine or Monterey cypruss, as both are present and nearby. As important as the host species is the habitat: sandy soils (or just sand dunes) seem to be important factors in finding S. citrinum, at least in Oregon. But the only time I have collected what I thought was S. citrinum was in sand dunes with either Lodgepole or Monterey pine, and less often with Monterey cypruss. But I wouldn’t expect any of those species to be in your area.
The presence of Pinus strongly suggests S. citrinum.
Looks similar to S. citrina.
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