When: 2015-07-26

Collection location: UC San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)

No specimen available

Smell is FOUL. Not particularly phenolic or anything, just foul.
Some fragrance added to it when sliced open.
Doesn’t smell like any xanthodermus I’ve smelled before.


July 28
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Recognized by sight
78% (2)
Recognized by sight: Short, thick stem, flaring veil, no staining

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Great call, Alan
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-07-29 12:24:51 CDT (-0400)

Excavating a more mature specimen revealed its bitorquity.

Perhaps my knife featured residual Pisolithus gunk and artificially stained these mushrooms, perhaps there actually was some legitimate yellow discoloration especially right under the cap cuticle.

I will investigate more carefully if/when I find more.

These smell BAD

Very clear yellow staining
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-07-27 11:44:56 CDT (-0400)

The yellow in the first pic isn’t an artifact. The yellow didn’t fade to red as I’ve seen in bernardii