Observation 93020: Chamonixia caespitosa Rolland
When: 2011-09-20
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: This is with 100% certainty what in Europe is called Chamonixia caesptiosa. As we have only one hypogaeous fungus with such a blueing (Octaviania is becoming reddish-blackish, not blue) the determination is easy even macroscopically. The columella was evident, but I have no foto of the cut fruitbodies. Spores have been controlled microscopically and found to match perfect.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-04-20 10:38:32 CDT (-0400)

and beautiful. thanks Andreas.

at least supposed to be ….
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2012-04-20 04:25:16 CDT (-0400)

but though I don’t dig for hypogaeus fungi and only find what I stumble upon, I have had three collections in different locations last year. So it can’t be that rare. I think it grows in locations were usually the searchers for hypogaeic fungi don’t search: Montaneous, +/- acid spruce forests. Two of three of the locations I found because I wanted to show the people from my course how they can find Elaphomyces granulatus (very common here) – and the Chamonixia was accidentally nearby.
2009 I found it in Austria in 1000 m alt., in a small forest with loads of Cantharellus cibarius, accompagnied by Gautiera othii and Hysterangium stoloniferum.

Great find – and photo!
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-04-20 04:18:54 CDT (-0400)

I suppose it’s rare in Germany to?

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