When: 2015-03-14

Collection location: near Bumping Lake, Yakima Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Fruiting in muddy, almost standing water(after snowmelt) on buried cedar twig bundles.

Too small to get any information underneath caps or possible cups.

We’ll check it out next time- maybe get a sample or two.

Elevation: Approx. 3000ft.

Temp: 50’s.

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On cedar( both yellow and western red in canopy).
On cedar( both yellow and western red in canopy).
Special thanks to Jay Johnson for finding these. Pointing finger in back :)

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Thanks Dannie and Noah-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2015-03-17 05:33:42 CST (+0800)

For the help with these… I thought initially maybe super young primordia of Vibrissia truncorum but was pretty confused. The Alpental website-key is pretty good for most of these mid level and montane fungi. Noah, I know we missed connecting in the past for the Spring Morchella… This year is coming early, we just went up a local spot and found no snow. Soil smell spermatic, super close to ascomycete fest! Also, it’s a locale where the forest service practices seasonal, controlled burns. Maybe a collection weekend is in order?

Thanks to both of you- let’s leave them both just in case someone(Adolf and Aluna?) has some input in the future.

I agree with Danny,
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2015-03-17 04:59:00 CST (+0800)

You can find both species growing together though;


The more orange, cup-shaped ones in the background are Chloroscypha alutipes