Fungus ID

The purpose of this forum is to help people identify things they've seen while out hiking: wildflowers, trees, birds, insects, small animals, animal tracks, even geographical features like buttes or streams
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Bosterson
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Fungus ID

Post by Bosterson » January 12th, 2019, 7:56 pm

What kind of mushroom is this? Thanks in advance!
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Will hike off trail for fun.

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bobcat
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Re: Fungus ID

Post by bobcat » January 14th, 2019, 2:34 pm

Boletus lignumcircumdatos. Quite rare to see it looking so fresh this time of year, but it's been a mild winter. It has established a symbiotic relationship with the logging industry and is found principally in clearcuts. Very slow to deliquesce, edible but woody, recommend in thin slices as a garnish in fish dishes.

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Re: Fungus ID

Post by BigBear » January 15th, 2019, 3:05 pm

It looks like Pseudotsuga menziesii to me. I'll wait until the logger's skill advances to wooden bears before I contemplate picking one.

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