When: 2008-01-09

Collection location: Howarth Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Poking out from under a pile of oak leaves near Monterey pine. Pileus 3.2cm, stipe 1.1cm across.
1/23/08: Third image (10560); I looked for this a few times, but it didn’t reappear until some rain mashed down the leaves that were hiding it.


Proposed Names

55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Can look macroscopically identical to C. vinicolor and C. rutilus (which doesn’t appear to occur in the US).
83% (1)
Recognized by sight: Red-brown to orange to ocher color, growing with pine, decurrent gills. Microscopy needed to assign to species.
Used references: Miller Jr., O.K. (2003). The Gomphidiaceae revisited: a worldwide perspective. Mycologia 95(1): 176-183.

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Chroogomphus ochraceus
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-01-24 23:21:27 CST (-0600)

The pale color when young suggests Chroogomphus ochraceus. Only a microscope can tell the final differences between them.