When: 2009-01-24

Seen at: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Noah Siegel (Noah)

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

7% (2)
Based on chemical features: flesh olivaceous in KOH
47% (2)
Recognized by sight: bluish fruitbodies

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Different descriptions through the years
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-01 02:40:04 MST (-0700)

I was hesitating a bit to call it atratus, because it’s described to have a short stem (but sometimes rooting..). It resembles Phellodon niger, a european species that is said to occur in eastern USA, being replaced by Phellodon atratus in the west. In later descriptions that can be read in MycoBank, they both have olive green reaction with KOH.

I thought it was atratus
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-02-01 01:28:15 MST (-0700)

until Douglas Smith and I did the KOH test on it and it turned olive…