Observation 95385: Gyromitra californica (W. Phillips) Raitv.

When: 2012-05-19

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]


Who: Wen Hsu (qin2tang2)

No specimen available

Elevation 4400 ft. Growing on log; with ribs underneath the cap.


Base of stem supposed to be pink—I couldn’t get the base because it grew on the “corrugated” log, and was hard to cut clean.
Several more were found feet away, growing next to a river.

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Recognized by sight: Pseudorhizina californica has been deprecated. See MO 134046 for details.

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no pink?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-05-20 10:31:13 CDT (-0500)

perhaps a bit of scope work would help to confirm of deny this ID.

stem color not sure; likely conifer log
By: Wen Hsu (qin2tang2)
2012-05-29 19:11:08 CDT (-0500)

The bark of the log was very much decomposed, and they grew on the ridges of the blond fibrous inner tissues of the log. Judging from the size of the log, I would say it was a conifer. I didn’t detect any pink color on the stem at the time. I kept some in the fridge, and a few days later when I took a closer look, there was a bit of yellowish color toward the base, the difference in color from the rest of the stem was not very pronounced. I have dried them under the sun; if you want a sample for testing, it can be arranged.

Color of stems? Substrate?
By: Andreas (AK_CCM)
2012-05-29 14:47:58 CDT (-0500)

The stems of the fruitbodies didn’t contain any violaceous tones?
Was the substrate a broad-leaved tree or a conifer?
Regards, Andreas

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