Observation 6032: Hohenbuehelia Schulzer

When: 2008-01-11

Seen at: Santa Cruz, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

Identified by sight by Tom Volk. To confirm the id we looked for cystida on the gills. Initially we couldn’t find any through the scope. However, after looking at them with a reasonably powerful hand lens it was clear that they were there. A bit more persistence revealed them under the scope.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:50 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA


This image was color corrected to compensate for the odd lighting in the room.
This image was color corrected to compensate for the odd lighting in the room.
This image was color corrected to compensate for the odd lighting in the room.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-01-16 03:41:26 CST (-0600)

Much better! That is the colour i recall.

Images replaced with color corrected ones
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-01-15 23:40:01 CST (-0600)

I think these are a pretty good match for what they really look like. The last images is blown out so there’s not much I can do about that, but at least it shows the shape of some of the other fruiting bodies.

…or, use the natural light lamps for photo ops.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-01-15 13:05:00 CST (-0600)

Definitely a cool green color, but yep, they were really white. I have had the same problem with odd photo colors in that room. We always have a couple of full-spectrum lamps at the Fair for ID purposes; they work equally well for photo ops!

These were white right?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-01-14 18:32:17 CST (-0600)

If I remember right these were white right? Pretty much pure white? Yeah, I’ve always had problems taking photos in that room, the lights I think are mercury vapor, and a different color than florescent. But since the caps were white, you can color balance the photos to the white for the caps, correcting the whole color of the digital photos.

Except the last photo, where the white exists because the light levels of the sensor are maxed out.

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