Saturday, October 9, 2010

Tumwater Campground mushrooms

Laccaria amethysteo-occidentalis (not the best picture, look them up online....)

Another mushroom collecting trip to Tumwater Campground near Leavenworth, WA. It's an unsuspecting place - a dry, campground area near a cottonwood lined river - but the weather conditions this year made this campground bursting with millions of mushrooms non stop for a month. Incredible!
Leucopaxillus giganteus (There were hundreds of these gigantic mushrooms. Look at the white spores pouring from their gills and covering the ground!)
Lycoperdon perlatum (the first mushroom I ever learned. I found one in Iceland and thought it was amazing)
Helvella lacunosa (above)
Fairy Ring Marasmius oreades (above).
Suillus tomentosus (cap, pores, stipe all yellow, no veil, base white and pink)
Suillus lakeii (above)
Boletus chrysenteron (dry, velvety grey-brown cap.Gills/flesh bruise blue)
S. lakeii, B. chrysenteron, and B. zelleri for comparison.
Amanita _ check out this volva/ universal veil!!!!!

Trichaptum abietinum (purple tinged, on conifer logs)
Chroogomphus pseudovinicolor, a possible dye species, we shall see...
And finally:
Clitocybe odora (grey-green-blue gills, strong anise smell)

I also saw Lactarius deliciousus, Lactarius rubrolactius, Boletus edulis, and Hericium abietes.

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