Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Found 10/28/07 in a moist, mossy, mixed conifer forest with an occasional hardwood. They were growing in small troops over a 50-60 square foot area. The largest cap was maybe 3"+ and that appeared fully mature…with bugs. Several had partial cobwebby veils present, the more mature mushrooms without veils and buttons had intact partial veils. The tubes were creamy yellowish when young and brighter to dingy yellow in age. The tubes did not bruise easily but eventually the bruise turned sorta rusty. When cut there was little or no change (maybe SLIGHTLY yellow but barley discernable) except for the very base which turned a hint blue. Some seemed to have some minute fibrils at the base. Odor very pleasant woodsy smell (kind of a mix between a chanterelle and boletus edulis). Thought it may be Pulveroboletus Raveneli but there were no larch present. Please help me ID. Very curious I have not seen this before.