Observation 7473: Plicaria endocarpoides (Berk.) Rifai

When: 2008-05-07

Collection location: near Chester, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Herman Brown (brownthird)

Specimen available

I had posted a picture and Darvin Deshazer suggested it might be a Plicaria trachycarpa.
It was growing with several others in a burned area under conifers.
After returning to the site the following day, and taking more pictures, it appears it may actually be the larger Plicaria endocarpoides.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:42 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Above Chester CA, about 4800 ft’ to ‘near Chester, California, USA

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nice photo; I look forward to seeing it in the flesh this weekend!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-05-08 08:54:20 PDT (-0700)

I looked this one up; were the fruit bodies all less than 2.5 cm? And how does one tell a “roughened” cup exterior (Plicaria endocarpoides) from a warted one
(trachycarpa)? Looks like spores might (again) be the answer. Check Arora’s MDM, pg. 820, for the descriptions…

Created: 2008-05-07 20:51:13 PDT (-0700)
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