Along creekside.

First image is my illustration, which shows the free edge to cap, and the pinkish (subtly so) fluted stipe.

Second image is from Nancy Weber Smith’s book, “A Morel Hunter’s Companion.” Although it is an image of G. sphaerospora, the two mushrooms are quite similar in their gross morphology, and vary primarily in spore shape: californica wth ellipsoid spores, sphaerospora with round.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:01 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Dorst Campground, Kings Canyon National Park’ to ‘Dorst Campground, Kings Canyon National Park, California, USA’


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Recognized by sight: Free cap, pinkish, fluted stipe.
Used references: Mike Wood IDed it from illustration in 1999.

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