Observation 20980: Boletaceae Chevall.

When: 2009-05-10

Collection location: Twin Harbors State Park, Westport, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: BobLangill

No specimen available

This mushroom was growing in the sand of the main path to the beach, but over to the side. Because of its size and color, I thought it was dog droppings when I first spotted it coming back from the beach. That may be why it wasn’t disturbed by people passing by. The cap was about an 1 to 1-1/4 inch in diameter. I didn’t touch the mushroom or dig down to verify the extent of its growth because it was in a state park, and I didn’t feel I should disturb it. The location was on the lee side of the sand dune and the nearest vegetation was grasses growing in the sand at least 3 or 4 feet away. I didn’t make note of this at the time, but that’s my best recollection. The co-ordinates I listed at taken from a eyeball placement using satellite/map image.


Original photo. PhotoShop Elements’ map feature was used to add GPS information, but no edit was done on the image or exif information.

Proposed Names

51% (3)
Recognized by sight: it has pores
27% (1)
Recognized by sight: I can see lines of gills through the dried tissue on the margin of the cap, that match up with structures in the shaded portion
-27% (1)
Recognized by sight: no dune grass nearby, but sill a possibility

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Psathyrella ammophila
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-11-09 06:37:35 AEDT (+1100)

Psathyrella ammophila grows like this, in pure sand as long as the dune grass is nearby. I could not tell from the photo if this has gills or pores.

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