When: 2010-05-07

Collection location: Pipi Valley, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

under conifers. a surprise find in the spring Sierra.


Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Recognized by sight: white cap, pale stipe with apical reticulations, white flesh, no staining.
Based on chemical features: mild nutty flavor, delicious taste when carmelized over a campfire!
70% (3)
Recognized by sight: B. barrowsii grows with oaks.

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old news.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-06-06 20:21:25 CDT (-0400)

why did this pop into my inbox???!

certainly more likely to be rex-veris
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2018-06-06 20:20:03 CDT (-0400)

this was an odd one. should have saved one back.

Oaks, of course, are not the only host for barrowsii in the west.

the host doesn’t phase me so much…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-03-14 11:38:35 CDT (-0400)

barrowsii occurs w/pine in the SW, but the younger version shown does have a brownish not pale cap.

Mykoweb also states that this sp. can sometimes have a whitish bloom on the cap, although this is the first time that I and other PiPi campers had seen it. It was the apparent white cap that led us to barrowsii as the ID.

Rex-veris is a reasonable ID, and certainly more likely in the area.

By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-05-10 20:50:30 CDT (-0400)

Good Find Deb,
BTW what do you mean caramelized?