When: 2010-11-24

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Darvin DeShazer (darv)

No specimen available

Appeared to be fruiting on an old, cut branch of Ceanothus.

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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-12-28 20:41:01 CST (-0600)

the Entoloma got saved.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-28 11:11:48 CST (-0600)

it was perhaps T. vinicolor instead, which was not vouchered to my knowledge.
also on the same plate as the red Tubaria was that intriguing Entocybe/Entoloma:


No word on whether that one got saved, either, but I fear the worst.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-12-28 10:51:07 CST (-0600)

If I have time I will stop by and look for it. I don’t think yours got vouchered because there were couple of collections of T. punicea collected before yours.

not madrone.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-28 10:46:00 CST (-0600)

the large (chest-high?), upright, broken-off stump is right along the redwood loop, just inside of the fence, on the left side of the path. somebody who lives in SC will have to investigate further. it was covered in punicea and a few other fungi, too.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-12-28 10:38:16 CST (-0600)

What was the substrate on yours?

muscaria makes a lovely red color in water…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-28 10:15:39 CST (-0600)

but apparently is no good as a dye mushroom, either. sadly, it’s not intuitive.

Mirium Rice’s and Dorothy Beebee’s most recent dye book has just been reissued and is available here:


Most if not all of the good Western dye mushrooms are contained within, along with the mordants necessary to obtain various colors.

If you are interested in learning about dye mushrooms, show up to the free BAMS/Pt. Reyes Fungus Fair on Sunday, January 27th. Dorothy will have her dye table set up and is also giving a talk at 1:00 pm.

In rereading this old post of yours, Darv, I was intrigued to see that the fruiting substrate was ceanothus not madrone! Madrone was also not the substrate for the T. punicea that I collected at Henry Cowell for NAMA a couple of weeks ago.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2012-12-27 23:45:56 CST (-0600)

It doesn’t work as a dye; Alissa Allen tried it earlier this year and got boring beige.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-11-25 11:25:51 CST (-0600)

better observers, it was one of Erin’s finds and you know how she is rooting around piles of rotting wood.

We also found it a few days ago in Willits.

becoming more common…?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-11-25 10:35:31 CST (-0600)

or better observers in the field?

Looks colour rich
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-11-25 09:21:22 CST (-0600)

Does that thing have the same dye capabilities as a democybe would have?

Very cool looking.