Observation 30930: Sparassis radicata Weir

When: 2009-12-26

Collection location: Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available



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Fungi Magazine article
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-12-26 17:23:48 CST (-0500)
Maybe IF
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-12-26 17:13:09 CST (-0500)

is behind the times. Maybe not. The article is a good read at any rate. I have found Sparassis in the East which was confirmed by Gilbertson as S. crispa but then maybe he did not separate the two. I know what I have seen in the PNW was huge compared to the football sized ones in Ohio and Pa.

index fungorum sez it’s crispa…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-26 16:07:57 CST (-0500)

is IF behind the times on this one?

Article in " Fungi "
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-12-26 13:58:01 CST (-0500)

Makes the most likely possible name for this as Sparassis radicata. It is the more common western species. But the two are very close…

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