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Medium brown cap approx. 3 to 4" across. Short pink stipe with deep ribbing. Growing in the depression where a large Hemlock tree had been ripped out including it's roots. Growing right in the sandy, rocky soil. There were 4 of these fungi.


Conifer forest of mainly Western Hemlock, Western Redcedar, and Fir. Understory of Oregon Grape and Salal with moss.


The closest I can come to an ID is Gyromitra californica. Found along the hiking trail to Radium Lake.

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JeanSawatzky 7 years ago

Thanks Kathleen. I thought it was strange that the only place these fungi were growing was in the bottom of a hole left by an uprooted Hemlock tree.

Love this spotting! there are some crazy fungi out there!

JeanSawatzky 7 years ago

Thanks Elaine. The stipe is certainly more colourful than the cap.

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Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

Spotted on Jul 30, 2013
Submitted on Aug 3, 2013

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