When: 2017-11-09

Collection location: Arcata Community Forest, Arcata, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Griffin (gkowash)

No specimen available


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Used references: “Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast” (Siegel and Schwarz)

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By: Griffin (gkowash)
2017-11-10 21:26:34 PST (-0800)

Nattering, that’s interesting! I’ve never heard the term before. Is it referring to the translucent marbled appearance of the stipe?

It was on the side of a trail in the Arcata Community Forest, which is a few miles inland from the coast and full of redwoods. Unfortunately I was a bit lax with my field notes, so I didn’t record its surroundings, but I’m pretty sure I found it growing from soil under redwood duff.

Griffin – stem nattering.
By: Steve (Lokness)
2017-11-10 10:14:51 PST (-0800)

Great picture of the stem showing what I call nattering. Not even sure if that is the right term anymore – but that particular characteristic shown so well in your photo needs a term to help in identifying. The term nattering I think came out of a very old book.

Your ID may be short lived as the west coast G. psittacinus will likely change as a result of DNA analysis. Siegel and Schwarz in the reference you mention are on top of this (Gliophorus psittacinus (sensu CA)).

What was the habitat?

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