Observation 74012: Caloboletus conifericola Vizzini

Found beneath Western Hemlock and Douglas fir trees on trailside of James pond loop trail at Mora campground.

Rapid, deep blue staining when handled.
Cap- dry, buff brown.
Stem- bulbous and bright yellow-staining blue.
Pores- Bright yellow-staining blue.
Flavor- citrus, tart.

Temp: low 70’s, sunny- constant precipitation from nearby Rialto beach ocean spray.

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Recognized by sight: It’s usually quite bitter and not quite as bright yellow but otherwise fits the bill

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By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-08-15 19:47:52 PDT (-0700)

After visiting Rogers mushrooms site and some other resources I agree that this is most likely B. coniferarum.

Thank you for the help with ID :)

Created: 2011-08-15 13:25:22 PDT (-0700)
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