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When: 2008-10-16

Collection location: near Cape Lookout, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Large fungus approximately 8 inches across, purple-black cap; spines purple with white tips, fading to umber in age, spines not extending downward on robust stipe; base of stipe, with rounded white base of stipe. Growing in sand with Lodgepole pine and Douglas fir.


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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-18 00:20:21 CDT (-0500)

The color variation seen may be due, in part to a change in the weather that forced a difference in aperature, and shows more brown than purple. But all these photos were from the same mushroom. The first were taken while I was still in a cloudbank about 1,000 yards from the Pacific Ocean. Then the fog blew through, and suddenly I was in bright sunlight, which forced me to photograph in the shade. If anything, the purplsh color on the first photo is not dark enough. It really was so dark purple as to be nearly black. And the spines were purplish with white tips.

I wonder
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-10-17 13:57:52 CDT (-0500)

if you have a mixed collection here? I might suggest Sarcodon fuscoindicus for the first two pictures.