When: 2009-01-19

Collection location: Marble Mountain Ranch, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Harlan (harlanx6)

No specimen available

These 2 pair of mushrooms were growing in reddish forest loam a few inches apart @ approximately 1000’ E. These are fairly common winter mushrooms here. The canopy is Douglas fir, tan oak and madrone. The taste is acrid, the spore print is white. Caps are 2" to 3". We have had a month of hard freezes overnight. This species apparently varies in color of the top of the cap from white thru pink to brite red. These are really pretty and it’s too bad they don’t taste as good as they look.


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