On dirt in planted area, University of California, Irvine, near parking structure by Barclay. 11-27-11. © Joanne and Doug Schwartz.


Dead Man's Foot

Pisolithus arrhizus

"… it has been used as an inoculum to enhance the growth of tree seedlings. It also finds use as a fabric dye." D.Desjardin, California Mushrooms, 2015

Family: Sclerodermataceae

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~8 in. long dimension. Aliso Canyon, Laguna Niguel, Orange County, CA. 8-13-11. © Peter J. Bryant