San Francisco Mushroom Log – Winter 2019

I was once the person who said “eeewww, a mushroom” when I saw one outside of the supermarket. I understand the foreignness of their forms, but I’ve embraced them and really enjoy walking around, getting some exercise and looking for them.

NEVER EAT A MUSHROOM WITHOUT A POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION FROM AN EXPERIENCED MUSHROOMER WHO STILL HAS ALL THEIR ORIGINAL ORGANS.

I am not an experienced mushroomer. I am beginning to recognize their funky forms and each potential ID is a learning tool.  I appreciate any corrections of my info or identifications. Most of the following were found in the Presidio or Golden Gate Park.

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California red russula?
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Unidentified. I call it the pig nose mushroom.
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Western black elfin saddle?
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Unidentified little mushroom.
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Clathrus ruber shaped like a lizard head. Yes this one is weird.
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Cluster of clathrus rubers.
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Unidentified stumpers.
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Unidentified. Very much like an apricot.
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Unidentified mushrooms. Stout stems and silvery brown caps.
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Orange conifer jelly?
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A small patch of some sort of coral mushroom. First time I’ve ever seen this one.
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Beautiful gills from a rusulla?
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Unidentified mushroom. The deadly panther mushroom? Sounds sexy.

 

Thanks for reading!

EN

 

 

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