Observation 18990: Mixed collection

When: 2009-01-28

Collection location: Pepperwood Preserve, Santa Rosa, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

There was some question, last year, about why I was finding these in an area that was almost exclusively oak, with no Redwood anywhere. This year I noticed these fruiting in very straight rows in the cemetery where I find them and finally figured out that they’re fruiting from what must be redwood lumber used to build frames around the grave sites. Some of the frames are still visible but most are buried, presumably. And earlier this year I found what I thought was a mystery mushroom (Observation 15809) which I now am fairly sure is Caulorhiza umbonata. Apparently, under some conditions, they turn quite black as they age.



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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-03-03 02:03:02 EST (-0500)

Mixed collection? Well it is a sketch of two different mushrooms, but why does the darker one not look like T. rancida or the mushroom in the observation linked to? I think the sketch is pretty similar.

Could this be mixed collection?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2009-03-02 19:36:58 EST (-0500)

The lighter one doesn’t look much like the specimen in observation 15809.

By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2009-03-02 13:48:18 EST (-0500)

It’s ball-point pen and watercolor.

By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-03-02 12:47:11 EST (-0500)

Beautiful! Are those pastel pencils or watercolor?

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