On standing dead native tree
Found within the boundaries of Noble View hiking area
A large, red mushroom that was half buried in duff and debris. This mushroom had no gills and no visible pores. It has a thick base with an upward curling cap. Flesh was white. This massive mushroom was 180 mm in length and 78 mm tall.
Habitat: Growing in the loam and duff of an old growth conifer forest.
Imperial County, California, US
Fungus growing out of the beetle.
same individual i documented the other day, now showing the yellow mature mold
small black clubs, some with white tips, some without, some forking