Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 01-30-15. © Peter J. Bryant

 

Boletus amygdalinus

Family: Boletaceae

Identified by Joanne Schwartz.

Found in low-elevation hardwood forests composed of live oak, manzanita and madrone in California and Oregon.

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Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. © Peter J. Bryant

Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. © Peter J. Bryant

Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. © Peter J. Bryant

Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. © Peter J. Bryant

The one on the left is covered by a Parasitic Ascomycete, Hypomyces chrysospermus. Willow Canyon, Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Laguna Beach, Orange County, CA. 12-06-12. © Peter J. Bryant