Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 12/30/2016. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant

Xerocomellus chrysenteron

A characteristically cracked, brown cap and little bluing when bruised.

"Undoubtedly a collective species in North America, and none of our versions may actually match the original, European species first described from France" (MushroomExpert.com)

Family: Boletaceae

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Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 12/30/2016. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 12/30/2016. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 12/30/2016. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant
 

Holy Jim Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Cleveland National Forest, Orange County, CA. 12/28/2012. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 12/30/2016. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant

Holy Jim Canyon, Trabuco Canyon, Cleveland National Forest, Orange County, CA. 12/28/2012. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant

Wood Canyon, Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Orange County, CA. 12/30/2016. Identified by Joanne Schwartz. © Peter J. Bryant