This may or may not be an exact match, but the fungus in question is growing on a well-rotted log in an area that was partially logged 2 years ago. From the lack of bark, presence of holes, and punky consistency of the log, suspect this was a Bigleaf maple (Acer macrophyllum) which quickly looses its bark after being cut. The fungus as shown is CAP: 1.4-1.7cm wide, reddish-orange, rounded bell shape; GILLS: yellow to very pale orange; STIPE: mostly equal red to slightly orange tinted, slightly larger at the base, with some white rhizomorphs. Because I know some are studying this group, I have dried this specimen, and may obtain more next Saturday. Ask if you want me to send it to you.


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Understand, Douglas.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-11-28 06:50:03 CET (+0100)

Hopefully one of probably several professionaly mycologists will be present on Saturday. I hope to have one look at the other specimens still fruiting on the log, especially since I found largish Tuber oregonense nearby.

Not enough to go on here…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-11-28 05:55:11 CET (+0100)

Although G. triscopa is found on wood, it has a strongly conical peaked cap, not sure if you can say this one to species. With the orange gills it might even be a Gymnopilus. I can’t see enough details in the photos, but it also might be a Tubaria. Along with it might be another Galerina…