These were found in huge profusion at the Lone Pine shelter, about a mile away from the Deer Browse shelters where I found both observation 320877 and observation 244343. These are a much more classic version of pallidoroseus, with pink tones instead of true red and a pronounced odor of beef bouillon. [NOTE: The odor is strongest in mid-sized, mature specimens as opposed to babies and the gigantic, post-mature ones. Could it be related to spore production?]

These specimens also blue a bit more in all parts, though still with hesitation and limits compared to something like subvelutipes or even vermiculosoides. The pores of older specimens blue more than younger ones. There seems to be no difference in the flesh or skin, unless the younger ones blue more on the surface of the stipe. The flesh of all specimens blue more green than blue and it tends to be focused in the base and the edges of the stipe. [NOTE: The photos on the leaves were taken the next day after a night in the refrigerator].

The texture is extraordinarily dense and desirable. Even the gigantic, past-prime, 11-1/2" diameter specimen had a firm texture comparable to a typical bicolor. No bug holes were observed in any specimen, regardless of age.

The weather a week ago was quite rainy. This was followed by intense heat, and then by an evening of torrential rains. I had been by this spot three days ago and did not (from a slow moving car) see any growth.


All the same mushroom. The grey area was a different species (bicolors) that’s been blacked out to avoid confusion.

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