When: 2008-03-02

Collection location: Sam McDonald County Park, San Mateo Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Boleslaw Kuznik (Bolek)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:30 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Sam McDonald County Park, San Mateo Co., California’ to ‘Sam McDonald County Park, San Mateo Co., California, USA’


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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-02-27 15:19:54 CST (-0600)

These gills are quite a bit more distant than the other observations here… But otherwise it looks pretty good. Hmm…

Sporadic fruiting
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-12-29 23:15:40 CST (-0600)

Some years this mushroom is a common weed. Others years I don’t see it at all. One of the main problems is the change it under goes as it ages and dries out. The cap is hygrophanous and the gills fade to a dull yellow brown color. Old specimens lack the vivid colors of young ones and become an LBM.

Growing on conifer logs.
By: Boleslaw Kuznik (Bolek)
2008-12-29 20:16:19 CST (-0600)

It is not common. Growing on half rotten Douglas fir (and perhaps redwood – not sure) logs. It may grow on the same log year after year for many years, late in season, between January and mid March. Over the years I found it in three spots: Salt Point SP, Pescadero Creek Park and Mc Donald – Heritage Grove Park. Link to pictures done at Pescadero Creek Park about 10 years ago: http://home.att.net/...

Whooo… neat…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-29 15:14:53 CST (-0600)

What are the details on this one, how often do you see it. I thought I was getting a handle on the mid-peninsula ‘shrooms, but I don’t think I’ve seen this one…

hmmmmm, what a pretty mushroom.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-12-28 09:29:38 CST (-0600)

and one that I have never knowingly collected.