When: 2009-11-14

Collection location: Fort Bragg, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Phalluscybe (phonehenge)

No specimen available

Species Lists



Proposed Names

17% (4)
Recognized by sight
31% (3)
Recognized by sight: pores, stipe reticulation
-69% (7)
Recognized by sight: somewhat bulbous stipe, red pores, “satanas” aspect, in California

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-24 15:04:20 -05 (-0500)

Those all look like B. eastwoodiae, though more photos of the last observation would have been nice. And this observation looks like B. pulcherrimus.

Slightly different colours in the two species, typically. B. pulcherrimus tends to have less orange and red shades, and is more pink overall. Usually.

Yes! The prominant stipe reticulation makes it pulcherrimus.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-11-24 11:55:13 -05 (-0500)
The following
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-24 08:31:04 -05 (-0500)

observations on this site all resemble this one and have a B. eastwoodiae identification with a confidence of 80% or more.

The species is apparently somewhat variable as to bulb shape in particular.


B. eastwoodiae < B. pulcherrimus
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-24 06:11:26 -05 (-0500)

Stipe is not abruptly bulbous, and the mushroom itself does not have an impacted (short and squashed) stature.

Was there a specific reason
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-24 05:52:15 -05 (-0500)

someone voted against (rather than merely didn’t vote for) B. eastwoodiae? Some field character that is at odds with that name?