When: 2008-11-25

Collection location: Echo Summit, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nicole Zaborsky (belugas)

No specimen available

Mushroom was disturbed upon observation. Growing near white firs, jeffrey pine, in wood chip mulch in back yard.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:14 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘El Dorado County, CA (base of Echo Summit, South Lake Tahoe)’ to ‘Base of Echo Summit, South Lake Tahoe, California, USA’


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B. zelleri
By: Nicole Zaborsky (belugas)
2008-11-25 21:10:26 AST (-0400)

Thanks for the feedback.

No bitter taste. Yes, fits description of B. zelleri.

I agree with deformed comment, too. The mushroom was disturbed by an animal prior to finding it this morning. When I cut it open, decomposing on inside, and top of cap deeply fissured.

Nicole Zaborsky

By: Nathaniel Segraves (nlsegraves)
2008-11-25 19:40:17 AST (-0400)

It looks very deformed. Did you taste a bit of it is confirm the bitter characteristic? Part of the cap has the velvety appearance I would compare to B. zelleri as well.