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Large Mushroom
updated: Feb 24, 2013, 12:16 PM

By Edhat Subscriber

Found this large purple mushroom on morning walk. The stem is nearly the size of my wrist.

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 COMMENT 378135 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-24 01:07 PM

myco tempis? Commonly known at watch 'shroom. "I'm late, I'm late!", said the hare.


 COMMENT 378142 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-24 01:37 PM

A boletus well past its prime...


 COMMENT 378145 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-24 01:43 PM

8135... you mean Myco Lapinus, the rabbit 'shroom: I'm late, I'm late for a very important date!


 COMMENT 378184P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-24 04:12 PM

Forget the mushroom. You found a watch!


 COMMENT 378269 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-24 09:09 PM

Hey 184 - Thanks for the LOL


 COMMENT 378320 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 06:54 AM

This is probably Boletus amygdalinus, a fairly common bolete in Santa Barbara, judging by the the reddish cap and stem. If so, it is mycorrhizal with live oak, so I'm presuming there was an oak nearby? It is lited as "edibility unknown" in most field guides. This specimen is old and beginning to decompose.


 COMMENT 378419 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-25 10:10 AM

OMG !!! Whatever you do, please do not eat the watch !


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