dark purple cap
deep lavendar teeth with dark tips (at least in young fruit body).
dark purple context

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-31% (2)
Recognized by sight: purplish cap, white-tipped brown spines.
Used references: MDM.
78% (3)
Recognized by sight: Purplish black cap with a ruddy margin. The base of the stipe should be bluish green, but this one looks like it is severed and missing.

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definitely no sitka spruce…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-23 22:14:31 CST (-0500)

…and the context was very dark. Bob Sellers collected it, I can ask him the habitat. I did get context photos, but haven’t downloaded them yet. what else might it be?

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-12-23 16:09:11 CST (-0500)

Sarcodon cyanellus is suppose to fruit with Sitka spruce. I have not heard of it from central CA. Did you happen to get any more photos, especially of the cut flesh?