Collection location: DreamWorks Campus, Glendale, California, USA [Click for map]
Identified by sight. The characteristic forked gills can be seen in the image. However, when I smelled it, it had a distinctly spermatic odor. I have been unable to find this feature described anywhere in the literature. I mentioned this feature to Else Vellinga. At first she wasn’t sure of my observation, but later she made the same observation of a different collection.
Another unusal thing about this collection is that it was not found anywhere near a conifer. Instead it was found on the DreamWorks campus in grass near a live oak. This is a very unusual habitat for this species. It has not appeared in subsequent years, so I suspect that it was growing from conifer mulch under the grass.
Alternative Name(s): Hygrophoropsis aurantiaca var. pallida (Cooke) Heykoop & Esteve-Rav.
Created: 2006-05-21 00:26:38 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2006-07-25 21:00:42 PDT (-0700)
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