When: 2014-04-06

Collection location: Parma Park, Santa Barbara, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: waveshroom

No specimen available

Growing under oaks. Caps 8-30 cm across, cracked; edges tinged pink near margin. Flesh of stipe and cap bluing when cut. Stalk nearly as wide as cap, narrowing to 3-5 cm at apex in selected specimens. Superior portion of stalk finely reticulate. Pores stain dark blue. Spore print dark brown.


boot is 12 inches
areolate cap
reticulate stipe
spore print

Proposed Names

54% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Arora, Demystifying Mushrooms, 2nd ed.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: bulbous stipe, pale cap, red pores, blue bruising

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same thing is going on in the Bay Area…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-09 09:11:19 JST (+0900)

out of season fruitings all over the place.

it is good to document them, though. I suspect that this is just the new writing on the wall…and we’ll be seeing a lot more fungi that don’t correspond to what we think they do, and when they do it.

Excellent find!
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-04-09 08:04:10 JST (+0900)

My very quick search found that there are no other records for this species from the March-June period on Mushroom Observer!