Two fully mature fruiting bodies flushing between mature Douglas fir and Western Hemlock. This small patch of moss and grass has quite the fungal diversity. Amanita muscaria var flavivolvata, Chalciporus spp., Suillus lakei, Gomphidius glutinosus, Inocybe sororia and Hypholoma species are all intermittently flushing within a few yards of one another in this network of mature coniferous roots(Doug fir/Hemlock). This is the first season to have Grissette’s fruiting. Unusually warm temps this October have made a diverse overlap of species to be prompted into bloom.

I have collected one of the two fruiting bodies and dried for herbarium. At maturity they were both nearly 12inches in height from volva to cap(see added images next to my foot for comparison). Plan to continue monitoring and photographing this unique substrate of mycorrhizal networks throughout the season(and seasons to come). The only saprophyte here are the Hypholoma fasciculare that are most likely infecting an old buried root system from many years ago. We’ll see if the Grissette production(fruiting) continues, slows down or ceases once the Amanita muscaria are in full flush.

Un-earthed the entire fruiting body for herbarium with delicate volva fully intact. Red/orange colorations to the volva upon drying and deeper so with full dehydration.

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Note orange/red tinges to the saccate volva.
Left hand for scale.
Left foot for scale.

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