The spines eventually turn a more dark brown with lighter tips. The spores were in the 3-5 micron range and seemed very “lobed or warted” to where I would have called then angular. No real orange on the stem but apparently this species has many faces and it was rooting. Since it was growing under spruce, Hydnellum regium may be an option but couldn’t find enough definitive information on it. The latter species apparently has a short stem and the flesh is lighter colored. The cap flesh of these was quite dark.


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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified, David Arora; Tom Volk’s website and others.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Associated with Sitka spruce; Cap blue-black with a light margin.
86% (1)
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified;D. Arora. The flesh of H.cyanellum is “lilac-gray” and spines cinnamon-brown. The flesh on these was dark blackish blue and the spines bluish with whitish tips. Also found in same area as MO#27629

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