This curious mushroom had us all perplexed at the Pt. Reyes FF ID session; thanks, Bolek, for continuing to pursue its ID!

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:58 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Pt. Reyes Fungus Fair collections’ to ‘Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA’


Proposed Names

91% (2)
Recognized by sight: yellow-orange gills, olive-yellow to olive-brown cap
Based on microscopic features: spores are a match. Bolek Kusnik did the detective work.
Based on chemical features: both cap and gills redden in KOH.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-02-17 13:20:42 WIB (+0700)

Oh, I recall Peter mentioning that species name but didn’t recall the genus and I wrote it down but hadn’t looked it up. That looks like a good match! Better than what I had come up with as potential ID’s. Nice work!