When: 2008-08-24

Collection location: Northern Central Colorado, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Adding yet another M. amicta obs. since there seems to be interest at this time…

Found on rooting log in an area with spruce, p. pine, d. fir, but mostly spruce. The log is probably spruce.

These were down deep into the rotting log, and I pulled it completely appart to get of the caps cleanly down to the base. The mycelium at the base wasn’t blue when I pulled the log appart, only off-white to grey. When I got back to the ranch, and took then out of the sample case, they mycelium was bright blue. This isn’t a bruising reaction, the mycelium is still fuzzy on the base, and blue. I think you can kinda get this from the photos, although I didn’t feature the mycelium in the field, since I didn’t realize these were M. amicta at that time.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:03:50 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘North Central Colorado, USA’ to ‘Northern Central Colorado, USA’

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Recognized by sight: Small, grey, on wood, bluing mycelium at base.

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