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Unknown spotting


This 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 on the cap where it was damaged.


Seen growing on the floor on the outskirts of an alpine forest, among moss, in the northeast part of the Kenai peninsula. Elevation was around 3000', just footsteps away from Kenai Lake.

No species ID suggestions


mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 2 weeks ago

Thank you, António! I agree and will look into it.

Beautiful series Mauna,congrats and thanks for sharing.I think is a bolete sp.,to id this species the better is to cut the fungi verticaly so we can see the "meat" and of course a photo of the pores.If it was in europe i could tried to id it by photo,but i dont have any experience with other continents fungi,the better is to search in the net for a visual mach,you can began by this link :-)

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 3 weeks ago

Yes, that’s a typo. I meant pores; good catch, Machi.

Machi 3 weeks ago

When you say spongy gills do you mean pores? Or did it actually have gills?

Alaska, USA

Lat: 60.36, Long: -149.36

Spotted on Jul 12, 2016
Submitted on Feb 18, 2019

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