Observation 69293: Panus conchatus (Bull.) Fr.

When: 2011-05-29

Collection location: Mount Tamalpais State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: H. North (wrongenvelope)

No specimen available

Found on log by the side of a trail the day after some late May rains. Smaller and nearly identical mushrooms (they all looked like little cupcakes!) were on the same log, but I only took the one picture before moving on with my hike. Unfortunately did not collect any samples or take any measurements. I would roughly estimate that the cap was 45mm across, and that the mushroom was something like 25mm tall. I unfortunately don’t know enough about mushroom anatomy or identification to provide much more information than that.


I’m always going to think of this as the “cupcake mushroom”!

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With frosting!
By: H. North (wrongenvelope)
2011-06-15 16:15:29 PDT (-0700)

Thanks damonbrunette and darv for helping me on this one! After googling the ideas put forth, I think it seems closer to a Panus conchatus rather than P. rudis because of the lack of “hair” on the cap.

I was originally looking through pictures of more typical gilled mushrooms…no wonder I didn’t find anything close to this! :)

More cupcake please
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-06-15 15:42:29 PDT (-0700)

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