Observation 82302: Omphalotus olivascens H.E. Bigelow, O.K. Mill. & Thiers

When: 2011-11-09

Collection location: Eldorado National Forest, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

No specimen available

Growing a coniferous stump, I think it was a Douglas-fir, maybe a Pinus sp.
Obs 81966, 82306, & 81964 were growing on rotting fragments of wood from this stump.


KOH dark greenish on cap, stains the paper green.

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Recognized by sight: On conifer?

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By: Byrain
2011-11-12 11:56:57 CST (-0600)

The forest was mostly Douglas-fir followed by Pinus and Quercus. I examined the stump and I am sure it was coniferous, there was some oak nearby, but not much.

as far as I know…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-12 11:10:18 CST (-0600)

we only have ONE species of Omphalotus in the west, so olivascens it is.

although MR connections can be shrouded in mystery (and lotsa dirt), logs on the ground should be a lot less ambiguous.

Was there any hardwood around?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-11-12 08:49:38 CST (-0600)

Conifer growth for this species would be a little remarkable.

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