When: 2014-09-26

Collection location: Wilder Ranch State Park, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Thomas Laxton (Tao)

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The trees this was growing under.

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Compared to ones I’ve found
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-10-09 19:54:22 BST (+0100)

The biggest/first difference I see is that this one’s aged peridium is relatively smoothly/consistently brown and distinctly folded. I haven’t seen either property yet.

Rhizomorphs?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2014-10-09 19:47:52 BST (+0100)

By “rhizomorphs”, do you mean the big chunky root itself, or the strands coming out of it? image 449860

Regardless, I think these fb’s are so old that even originally vivid yellow ones could have turned brown…

Rhizomorphs are
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-10-09 19:33:52 BST (+0100)

medium brown.

Mostly eucalypts.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-27 18:33:06 BST (+0100)

Right, Tao?