Observation 265101: Otidea smithii Kanouse

When: 2016-12-21

Collection location: Stillwater Cove Regional Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nicolle Omiotek (Lilmyco)

No specimen available

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-23% (4)
Recognized by sight
70% (3)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: unusual color for smithii; not sure which Otidea this is.
Used references: Ascomycetes of NA, Michael Beug.

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Indeed it was!
By: Nicolle Omiotek (Lilmyco)
2016-12-23 11:42:35 PST (-0800)

It was quite large, and the color in the photo is from using a flashlight because it was dark when we found it. It appeared to be dark brown.

interesting find!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-12-23 08:52:25 PST (-0800)

how big was this? is the color true in your photo?

Peziza is similar, but doesn’t have the fold and is generally a brighter brown color.