Observation 74041: Hydnellum suaveolens (Scop.) P. Karst.

Found terrestrially on trailside in mixed conifer canopy with much debri(twigs, needles, etc) found throughout caps.
Cap: whitish gray, centrally depressed. largest specimen 7cm.
Stem: deep purple, blue(blueberry colored)
teeth: grayish.

Temp: low 70’s, sunny.



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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified (Hydnellum and Phellodon key) pgs. 622-625

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Thanks for the help Irene-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-08-16 00:42:58 PDT (-0700)

Just visited some flicker images and Mushroom expert. Dr. Kuo explains that scent can sometimes be lacking(which this one was) but all other indicators are correct for this observation.
Mycorrhizal, associated with conifers, in Summer, blue stem, white depressed cap, teeth running down stem, tough but pliant, etc.

So glad you gave me the tip :)

Could be
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-08-16 00:33:36 PDT (-0700)

Hydnellum suaveolens if it smells good. Can’t be caeruleum with a blue stem

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