Observation 33632: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.

When: 2010-02-15

Collection location: Canyon, Contra Costa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: BakerSt10

No specimen available

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Proposed Names

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Eye3
Recognized by sight: Growing on tree root, Spongy to hard
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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indeterminate growth
By: BakerSt10
2010-02-19 07:19:15 PST (-0800)

I had found this mushroom on an earlier observation. Here it is: http://mushroomobserver.org/30324?search_seq=1315490

this mushroom
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-02-18 20:33:43 PST (-0800)

has indeterminate growth…

I don’t think that’s a root.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-18 20:02:46 PST (-0800)

It looks more like the sterile base of a Pisolithus, which is more closely related to truffles and puffballs.

Growing from root
By: BakerSt10
2010-02-18 15:59:49 PST (-0800)

If you look at the 3rd picture, in the lower left part, You can see where I pulled it away from what seemed to me to be a tree root.

Not growing from a root
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-18 08:49:30 PST (-0800)

although may be associated with a root in a mycorrhizal association. Phaeolus is a saprophyte, which means there would have to be dead wood nearby. No indication of that in the original description.

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