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fluffberger

Date

August 16, 2012

Description

Tall brown mushroom with a thin stem, which seems nearly incapable of remaining upright if the wind blows, but rarely falls over. The brown cap often has a darker brown center. The gills are broad and white, with a white spore print. The stem is brownish to grayish, and may have tiny hairs, visible with a magnifier. It has an underground portion that can be nearly as long as the above ground stem. There are a few different species of Xerula, which can be differentiated microscopically. It grows on the ground, but feeds on decaying hardwood debris.

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fluffberger

Date

August 15, 2012

Description

Grows on the ground under hardwoods. Light orange mushroom with broadly-spaced, creamy white gills and white latex. The latex has a pleasant taste. Around 3" tall, the stem snaps easily, and is pale orange to cream colored,with a white interior.

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fluffberger

Date

May 12, 2012

Description

The asexual stage of Carbon Cushion fungus, which can be seen in the upper left of the photo.

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fluffberger

Date

November 12, 2012

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What

Groot kalkschuim Mucilago crustacea

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fluffberger

Date

October 25, 2012

Description

White unformed mass which turns black over time.

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fluffberger

Date

September 18, 2012

Description

This fungus fruits along with Exidia glandulosa.

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fluffberger

Date

July 27, 2012

Description

Very tiny tufts of what look like lavender crystals, at least to my naked eye. There are also darker lavender cups. They were found in moist hardwood forest on the ground or on wood.

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fluffberger

Date

October 21, 2012

Description

Reddish-purplish spathulate jelly like fungi growing on wood.

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What

Yellow Fairy Cups Bisporella citrina

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fluffberger

Date

October 21, 2012

Description

Very small, bright yellow, saucer shaped fungi growing on wood, usually in clusters.

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Thin-walled Maze Polypore Daedaleopsis confragosa

Observer

fluffberger

Date

October 5, 2012

Description

Tough bracket fungus growing on fallen log. The underside looks like a tiny maze.

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What

Green Wood Cup Chlorociboria aeruginascens

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fluffberger

Date

October 21, 2012

Description

Striking blue-green, tiny cups. The fungus also stains green the wood on which it is growing.

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fluffberger

Date

October 10, 2012

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What

Meadow Mushroom Agaricus campestris

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fluffberger

Date

October 6, 2012

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Dead Man's Fingers Xylaria polymorpha

Observer

fluffberger

Date

May 31, 2012

Description

This is the asexual stage. At maturity they are black.

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fluffberger

Date

May 17, 2012 01:57 PM EDT

Description

Tiny stalked scarlet cup.

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What

Witch's Butter Tremella mesenterica

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fluffberger

Date

September 4, 2012

Description

Orangish-yellowish jelly fungus that grows on hardwood logs.

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fluffberger

Date

September 6, 2012

Description

Malformed whitish shapes with a pinking tinge throughout. The unaborted form is sometimes nearby or with the aborted form. It is thought that the Entoloma attacks and parasitizes Armillaria mellea to form Entoloma abortivum.

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fluffberger

Date

September 1, 2012

Description

White mushroom with a volva, growing from the trunk of a living tree.

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fluffberger

Date

November 5, 2012

Description

Pink bracket fungus that grows together with Stereum ostrea.

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fluffberger

Date

August 16, 2012

Description

Tough, reddish brown cap, with white pores. Light brown stem, with a "root" well into the ground.

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fluffberger

Date

August 18, 2012

Description

Fruiting body yellowish buff with brown scales on top. Pores are hexagonally shaped and of irregular lengths, sometimes appearing raggedy.

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What

Orange mycena Mycena leaiana

Observer

fluffberger

Date

August 26, 2012

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What

black witches' butter Exidia glandulosa

Observer

fluffberger

Date

January 28, 2012

Description

Jelly-like globs of translucent black fungus, with perithecia that look like tiny dots on the surface.

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What

Dibotryon morbosum Apiosporina morbosa

Observer

fluffberger

Date

December 16, 2012

Description

Also called Black Knot of Cherry, it is a serious disease, and can stunt and kill trees.

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Observer

fluffberger

Date

December 25, 2012

Description

Also called Orange Mock Oyster.
The bright orange really stood out against the brown all around it. I was surprised to find it growing in late December here in PA.

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What

Common Earthball Scleroderma citrinum

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fluffberger

Date

December 25, 2012

Description

Inside of the common earthball. The spores have been dispersed. The exterior still has the brown scales.

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Asiatic Bittersweet Celastrus orbiculatus

Observer

fluffberger

Date

November 11, 2012 11:53 AM EST

Description

An aggressive woody vine that twines around plants and trees and reproduces vigorously. The fruits are red, shiny, lobed berries that are originally encased in a yellow husk. The vines will cover a field, and will strangle trees. The added weight of the vines in the trees causes trunks and limbs to break.

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Carolina horsenettle Solanum carolinense

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fluffberger

Date

November 11, 2012 12:03 PM EST

Description

These are in the Nightshade family. They look much like yellow cherry tomatoes, and the seeds resemble tomato seeds. The twigs have slim, sharp thorns, but I couldn't see any leaves. The yellow fruits are up to 3/4 inch across. They were growing in a large patch in an overgrown field on game lands.

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Observer

fluffberger

Date

November 15, 2012 04:02 PM EST

Description

Very small fungus that often appears in two forms. The asexual form (also called Crinula caliciiformis) has a black stem with a whitish to bluish white clump of goo for a head. Sometimes the head is gone, so you'll see what looks like a burnt out cardboard matchstick, often many at a time. The reproductive form is a small, black, flat, more or less circular fungus that can grow singly or in rows on fallen logs. I've always seen it growing between the rifts of the bark on the fallen logs.

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Observer

fluffberger

Date

December 1, 2012 01:03 PM EST

Place

Sewickley, PA, USA (Google, OSM)

Description

The autumn "skeleton" of an unknown flower. At first I thought it was a wild carrot, but it lacks the "bird's nest" appearance of that flower.

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