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Observation 97512: Strobilomyces Berk.

When: 2012-06-16

Collection location: Gainesville, Alachua Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

No specimen available

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29% (1)
Recognized by sight
75% (2)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Used references: Arora, Mushrooms Demystified. Kuo, Strobilomyces key. Not pink enough nor with sufficient scales to be S. dryophilus. (Need to talk to N.S.Weber about that.) Scales wider and softer than normal S. floccopus, but matching description. I’m a little concerned about the possible host here too. Leaves in photos suggest oak instead of pine.

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found next to oak.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-06-16 11:24:39 PDT (-0700)

scattered pine and palm surrounding the area.
did not collect.
my pack was near full when i found it.
hopefully next time.

This could be an unnamed variant or different species.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-16 11:21:01 PDT (-0700)

Need to collect and dry a voucher collection for microscopy work, Richard. Doesn’t really match exactly any species I’m familiar with. Scales much broader, not as erect as descriptions seem to indicate. Need to know possible host tree(s) as well.