When: 2007-02-13

Collection location: Menlo Park, San Mateo Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

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By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-02-17 15:27:44 AEDT (+1100)

I talked to Kris about them, but I didn’t have a collection to give her before she published. It was certainly not T. tumidum (I found the collection that established them occurring in the Santa Cruz Mts.). They don’t have the odor of T. sulphureum and they are definitely edible.

The only specimen and photo I have at the moment is:


I’d like to find some more collections, but this year has not been particularly bad for collecting down here.

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-02-16 13:39:14 AEDT (+1100)

Under live oak? I thought for these it was always pine. What does K. Shanks say about it. There actually are a few Trichs which are greenish-yellow, but I thought these were always pine, and always viscid. What is it for T. sulferium (how is that spelled?), and there is T. tumidum I think, but not viscid, and one other?

They also occur under live oak
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-02-16 04:37:43 AEDT (+1100)

In southern California you can find them under pure live oak. I’ve also seen them under acacia/live oak in Soquel.

Pine, always pine.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2007-02-16 03:13:29 AEDT (+1100)

It is always pine for T. flavovirens. I figure that is a field mark along with the viscid cap. If you aren’t digging them up through pine needles, and then scrubbing the needles off the caps later, they ain’t T. flavovirens.

By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-02-15 16:16:15 AEDT (+1100)

Were these growing near pine or live oak?