Thursday, July 28, 2016

Looks like yellow zucchini with teeth

I found these mushrooms in the campsite near Tahsis.

Unidentified mushroom, about 2 inches high. 

They were growing in a deep mulch of Douglas fir needles, rotting wood, and mosses. This is true rainforest, and all the ground in the area was wet, even though it is mid-summer.

GPS coordinates: 49.91553, -126.62502

The same mushroom, with a couple of new ones sprouting nearby.

There were about a dozen of these, none taller than 2 inches, most just buttons poking through the duff, all within a circle about a metre across. I looked all around the area and found no more.

I sent the photos in to the Mushroom Identification Forum when I got back from Tahsis a week ago; no-one has attempted to id them yet.

Any ideas?


  1. I've never seen anything like it. Very unusual colour for a mushroom. - Margy

  2. Interesting and not "mushroom-like", at least in the traditional sense. Your neck of the woods is so radically different from my bone-dry desert environment! It's fun to check out your posts!

  3. could these be emerging Pinedrops? ( Pterospora) never seen anything like them. Too bad you could not check them a week later


If your comment is on a post older than a week, it will be held for moderation. Sorry about that, but spammers seem to love old posts!

Also, I have word verification on, because I found out that not only do I get spam without it, but it gets passed on to anyone commenting in that thread. Not cool!