When: 2008-10-26

Collection location: Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: George Riner (mycogeo)

No specimen available

found in Sebastopol Memorial Lawn. Several having been clipped by the lawnmower. But a few of them below the blade depth. Photo shows the cone from the tree.

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The pine, the pine
By: George Riner (mycogeo)
2008-10-27 23:52:32 CST (-0600)

It is a 2-needle pine with long needles – 4 inches or thereabouts I think. Maybe next time I’ll include a snip of the needles along with the cone and mushroom.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-27 23:14:39 CST (-0600)

Could be Knobcone or Ponderosa pine; or Italian spruce-pine. Knobcones usually don’t release their cones or seeds until during a forest fire. I have an Italian spruce-pine in m backyard. It starts out looking like a miniature spruce tree (sometimes used as small Christmas tree) but later developes much longer needles at the node of every spruce-like needle.