Observation 14042: Bondarzewia occidentalis Jia J. Chen, B.K. Cui & Y.C. Dai

When: 2008-11-11

Collection location: Little River, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ryane Snow (snowman)

No specimen available

found at the base of a dead and rotting Douglas Fir; white spore deposit


Proposed Names

-31% (4)
Used references: Arora, D., Mushrooms Demystified, p.565
22% (3)
Recognized by sight: RARE in some (many) years and very common, almost a weed in other years.
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: New name for the Western North American “Bondarzewia mesenterica”, which is not the same as the European species.
Used references: Chen, J., Cui, B., He, S., Cooper, J. A., Barrett, M. D., Chen, J., … & Dai, Y. (2016). Molecular phylogeny and global diversity of the remarkable genus Bondarzewia (Basidiomycota, Russulales). Mycologia, 108(4), 697-708.

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never saw an old one
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2008-11-13 05:28:16 MSK (+0300)

All the ones I’ve seen are young and fuzzy. intresting.

Seems to me the correct name for this species is supposed to be B. mesenterica, but I don’t have a source for that.

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