Observation 81705: Tubaria (W.G. Sm.) Gillet

When: 2011-11-08

Collection location: Stanislaus National Forest, Tuolumne Co., California, USA [Click for map]

38.059333° 120.266667°

Who: Debbie Klein (dejaklein)

Specimen available

These mushrooms were growing out of some old rope that had been discarded in the woods between Broken Bit Road and Kewin Mill Rd. It had recently snowed, but the temperature was not below freezing.


I tore off a bit of rope and a mushroom is attached to and growing out of it.

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Recognized by sight: A person who knows these mushrooms says it might be T. furfuracea

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Showed it to Else V.
By: Tom Bruns (pogon)
2011-11-09 19:42:28 CDT (-0400)

She confirms Tubaria, but said it didn’t have enough of an annulus to call it confragosa.

I saved one, and it’s drying,
By: Debbie Klein (dejaklein)
2011-11-09 15:33:01 CDT (-0400)

and left the rest with Tom Bruns. Hopefully we’ll figure it out someday.

I agree Irene.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-09 14:51:20 CDT (-0400)

although you really can’t tell to species just by looking.

I don’t know what this is
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-11-09 14:47:14 CDT (-0400)

but definitely not Tubaria confragosa. T. furfuracea – maybe.

Tubaria confragosa
By: Debbie Klein (dejaklein)
2011-11-09 14:28:48 CDT (-0400)

I took the mushrooms to Tom Bruns on the UC Berkeley campus. He said that due to these having an annulus, they were probably Tubaria confragosa.

note cool rope substrate!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-08 14:07:25 CDT (-0400)

Created: 2011-11-08 13:59:03 CDT (-0400)
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