Observation 22134: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.

When: 2009-06-10

Collection location: Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available

No idea here, it was squishy and pliable like dough you can see my fingerprints if you look closely, the fungus had some greenish tints in the color on some places.



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may be another Phaeolus species?
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-14 19:39:07 SAST (+0200)

It is a little bit too orange for Ph. schweinizii, but may be this is due to dry wheather. I found this one: http://mushroomobserver.org/9295?search_seq=526593 which has the same colour as yours, obviousely a very old specimen and I also wonder why a fungus with these colours should have been named “alboluteus” ….

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-06-14 15:49:13 SAST (+0200)

I was actually wondering if this was P. schweinitzii myself, I took a sample home wrapped in paper towel and by the time I got home the paper towel was entirely orangish colored.

It’s also at the base of a living conifer, and the fruiting body can be described as densely hairy but soft.

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