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When: 2007-03-04

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Notes:
Well, I was sure the neon orange stalk would’ve made it easy to identify this mushroom but it has confounded me. It is so small (pileus width 3.5 cm, stalk width 13 mm, height 4.5 cm) that getting the camera to capture minute details was difficult. I found it under two Monterey pines planted along a service road along with a number of other very small mushrooms (Observations 2761 & 2762). There were at least 2 or 3 of these, partially buried in the ground.

Images

Note the minute veil/cortina remnants on the edge of the pileus.
I believe this is a more well-developed specimen, found a few feet from the first one.

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Chroogomphus ochraceus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-03-08 13:51:16 AEDT (+1100)

The reddish color under the cuticle of the cap sure looks like Chroogomphus ochraceus, which also has decurrent gills.