When: 2008-11-26

Collection location: Sausalito, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: fungusamongus

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Sausalito, CA’ to ‘Sausalito, California, USA’


Copyright © 2008 awtmartin
Copyright © 2008 awtmartin
Copyright © 2008 awtmartin
Copyright © 2008 awtmartin
Found near these guys -large slimey orange and smaller copper colored; one can see the specimen in question in the background.

Proposed Names

35% (4)
Used references: Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified. Had to look pretty closely, but the clincher was a dead pine branch in the background. BTW, the orange slimy things are probably Suillus.
45% (2)
Recognized by sight: Can look macroscopically identical to C. vinicolor and C. rutilus (which doesn’t appear to occur in the US).
Used references: Miller Jr., O.K. (2003). The Gomphidiaceae revisited: a worldwide perspective. Mycologia 95(1): 176-183.

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Should be Chroogomphus
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2013-11-18 18:09:37 CST (-0500)

However, since Alan has voted ‘As If!" for some reason for the genus name it can’t get labelled correctly.