When: 2008-10-26

Collection location: Larch Mountain, Multnomah Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Only these photos turned out well. The fungus was fairly large, about 3 inches across, with mostly ashy-gray or purple-tinted stalks, lighter pinkish on the top, and the very tips these dark reddish-brown spines.


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Used references: Aurora’s Mushrooms Demystified, p. 641.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-29 17:08:06 MDT (-0600)

Somewhat bushy appearance. Multiple branches from a single base, but not bulbous. Base of fungus with purple- to violet-tinged white. Fairly common, but under full canopy of Western hemlock. Many (but not all) tips (last 1-2mm) of fungus pointed and reddish.

Need more detail here…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-29 13:30:11 MDT (-0600)

Need to look at the whole length of the clusters here to make a name. This might also be a Tremellodendropsis, so there are more choices here.