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Leratiomyces ceres

The bright orange cap with purple-brown spores on the gills below help to identify the species.  In the landscape this is a mushroom  relatively commonly found in association with wood chips used for mulch.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

Orange caps with an umbo
Latin Name: 
Leratiomyces ceres
Family Name: 
Basidiomycetes
Place of Origin: 
Western North America
Garden Location: 
Tram Road near Plant Propagation
Season: 
Jan
Feb
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Dec