When: 2014-03-31

Collection location: Corralitos, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: FastEddy

No specimen available

Just errupting through the pine needle ground cover on a shady ridge in this county park. I pulled back the covering needles (permeated with mycelia) to expose the fruiting bodies. Would have picked one for better photos but thought it’d be better for them to ripen undisturbed.


2014-03-30 15.55.06.jpg
Appeared much darker purple to the eye
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2014-03-30 15.55.25.jpg

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goodness gracious!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-01 10:46:36 PDT (-0700)

and here I thought that this welcome rain would actually quell some of the MO/list nonsense … silly silly me.

This is a lovely photo FastEddy, and I do like your sentiment as well. A thought for the fungal organism itself is always refreshing! After all, as members of a vastly overpopulated species as well, our individual losses mean nothing in a biological sense, but everything to the individual, wouldn’t you say?

That said, if you want a good ID, you need to show the whole mushroom! You can always replace it when done, to shed its spores another day.

This is likely to be bloxamii, but a gill shot/spore color hint would make for a better ID.

My camera also has a hard time getting blue/purple colors right.

What I found very cool in your lovely photo was the blue coloration of the mycelia! Now THAT I have never noticed before!

Thanks for posting this obsie.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-04-01 10:27:13 PDT (-0700)

oh god…

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-04-01 10:26:06 PDT (-0700)
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-04-01 10:15:54 PDT (-0700)

These are E. bloxamii sensu CA, no question about it.

E. hochstetteri doesn’t look much at all like this, beyond the color (which is off in this image). Nor does it grow anywhere nearby.

Pulk, Alan… wut?

if its deep blue purple
By: Jonathan M
2014-04-01 08:39:25 PDT (-0700)

like i got answered it probably is a cort after all

Calling this
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-04-01 06:17:49 PDT (-0700)

Entoloma hochstetteri is like calling any blue colored bird a Blue Jay…

hochstetteri seems unlikely
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-03-31 23:24:48 PDT (-0700)
it’s ok
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-03-31 20:34:40 PDT (-0700)

pulling up mushrooms doesn’t kill the organism.
people who want to identify your mushrooms want to see your mushrooms’ gills.

you could break them up and kick/throw gills everywhere to feel like you’re doing the mushroom a service.

(these mushrooms are already basically mature)

Really MUCH darker to the eye
By: FastEddy
2014-03-31 19:43:32 PDT (-0700)

Actually they appeared much darker violet to the eye. Photographing with my cell phone they show as a pale blue but they were really deep purple.

really that blue?
By: Jonathan M
2014-03-31 19:29:45 PDT (-0700)

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