Cap dark pink quickly staining brown, context, hymenium, stipe mostly bright yellow, quickly staining bright light blue, taste mild, odor very mild if any; not distinct beef broth or curry. Growing trail-side in moss under mountain laurel and oak.

Context soft like a mushroom, not firm like a potato. Stipe very wormy in center.

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Thanks Dave
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2016-01-20 16:08:24 PST (-0800)

I was so stunned with the photos that I put it up and IG provided the ID right away. As far as I know, this is the only one I have seen, too.

Really nice, Martin.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-01-19 18:27:17 PST (-0800)

I’ve never seen roseopurpureus first-hand, so I don’t feel qualified to “call it that”. But the match with the BRB description seems to be about as good as it gets.

Thanks Igor
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-07-03 16:26:42 PDT (-0700)

My son Eli found it…., right before we saw the bear!

Great find, Martin
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-07-02 19:19:47 PDT (-0700)

What a beauty!

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