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Ditto Alan’s comments. Last year I found 10 fruitbodies of this species between the Graham Hill Road Campground and the observatory deck. The sandhill habitat is very unique and has some other mushrooms of note. You can follow the Sandhill habitat down into the Fall Creek extension and continue finding A. baccata sensu Arora.
I found this mushroom in the same place several times. Its rare in California but very common on the way to the observation deck in Henry Cowell. Other rare species that grow right next to the observation deck include Russula aeruginea (right next to the deck on the top of the hill) and Tylopilus humilis in the sand near the Amanita baccata/pines.
I found two of these amanitas growing along side the sandy trail to the observation deck in Henry Cowell. I wasn’t technically on a mushroom hunt (other party members telling me hurry up!) and did not collect any specimens. No memorable odor, soft and light weight for their apparent size. I’ll post another view.
Nice find Eric – and nice photo.
Noah and I chased this mushroom this fall and missed it.
Do you have any other pics. Area in which in was found (myo info). Any smell?
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