Hidden Mushrooms of Southern California

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  1. LuckOfTheFryish

    LuckOfTheFryish Moderator Moderator Expert Identifier

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    Southern California, especially in these days, is a very dry place. One of the last places people would think to look for mushrooms. But even here, in this inhospitable place, fungi can be found, if you know where to look.
    Im going to catalogue some of my socal finds here for you all to see and chronologically map my findings just to see what kind of timeline i span while hunting here.
    First find was today here are a few pics.

    Agaricus xanthodermus
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  2. Alan Rockefeller

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    Could your A. xanthodermus actually be A. californicus? Did it yellow anywhere other than the stem base?
     
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    I only checked the stem but it yellowed quickly and brightly. Made me think xanthodermus
     
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    A. califoricus yellows just in the stem base and A. xanthodermus yellows all over.
     
  5. LuckOfTheFryish

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    This and a few other similar references is what i was going off of. It had a strong phenol smell and bruised bright quickly. Everything ive read says A. Californicus takes a while to bruise and barely does if at all
    I can see if any are still there and see if the cap bruises as well though
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    wild fungi are rare over here ,only in irrigated areas ive seen them
    nice pictures fry
     
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    Your hunting wood chip piles and flower beds too right bro
     
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    Im hunting any where and everywhere i see