Observation 55703: Hydnellum caeruleum (Hornem.) P. Karst.
When: 2008-09-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This was the first mushroom I fell in love with. it inspired an obsession. I still have not identified it positively.
It was growing in thick moss on rock.
It may be a Blue tooth, but the dimples on the cap seemed to be in an impossible grid and held perfect dew drops.
It did not have a distinct smell or taste that has lasted over the years- (I licked a dew drop.)

[admin – Sun Nov 14 14:13:28 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Chute Agate Quebec Canada’ to ‘Chute Agate, Quebec, Canada’

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The odor
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-18 08:58:23 EDT (-0400)

Also the smell on a young specimen will tell you right away the difference between caeruleum and sauveolens!

For a positive ID
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-10-18 02:56:06 EDT (-0400)

one picture of the stem, and another of the flesh after cutting through it, is necessary. But H. caeruleum seems likely.

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