Observation 153823: Hydnellum P. Karst.

When: 2013-11-25

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

what fungi look like in a dry year for N. CA, non-PNW version.


phellodon atratus.jpg

Proposed Names

-33% (3)
Recognized by sight: a pathetic dried up example
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: Assuming it had spines… The orangish-brown color visible in the center of the cap is suggestive of the H. “aurantiacum” from Salt Point. It’s highly doubtful that it’s P. atratus; which is (very) common on the far north coast of CA up into OR.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-28 15:52:43 GMT (+0000)

just a stumble-upon in a fungally impoverished woods. I pulled it, glanced at it, and threw it back down.

Those woods were so dry it was soul-sucking, and I was scraping for anything: animal, mineral or fungi/vegetable!

It did have the heft of a Hydnellum aurantiacum tho…so, could be. And the flash did illuminate some sort of orange crap on the caps, but who knows what it is or was, really.

Perfectly reasonable to downgrade my confidence level here.

Was this a stakeout from last year?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-11-27 20:02:05 GMT (+0000)

If not, how was it identified?
It’s important to know, since this observation comes from near the southern limit of this species’ range.

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