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This porcini mushroom resembles a small pancake! Cap diameter is greater than an inch. The spongy pores (seen in third photo) and thick stalk are cream colored. Cap appears to have some kind of white residue where it was damaged.
Seen growing on the mossy floor of an alpine forest’s edge in the northeast part of the Kenai peninsula. Elevation was around 3000', footsteps from Kenai Lake.
There's a mosquito hanging out on this mushroom. It's no wonder, because this mushroom is prized as a choice edible around the world, especially in Europe. It has many common names, including penny bun. :-)
Lat: 60.36, Long: -149.36
Spotted on Jul 12, 2016
Submitted on Feb 18, 2019