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pucak

Date

September 26, 2017

Description

Multiple fruiting bodies rowing from a healed wound on the trunk of a Water Oak (Quercus nigra) at about 10 feet above the ground. Tree located at edge of rural county road. (Fruiting bodies were first observed in this location in 2015.)

Annual.

Largest bracket, ca 10” across. Caps orange-brown with no zonations; velvet surface; light brown margins.

Pore surface gray-brown. Pores, angular, 2-5/mm. Pore tubes, ca 5mm long.

Setal hyphae present.

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Observer

pucak

Date

August 13, 2017

Description

Growing in a cluster on a fallen Ligustrum chinense (Chinese Privet) in deeply shaded location on floodplain above creek. Pinus taeda (Loblolly pines) in vicinity.

Cap, cream with brown centers; largest, ca 1” diameter; convex to undulating; smooth; striated.

Gills, white; free or notched; some evidence of webbing between gills.

Stipe. Ca. 4-5mm; tapering from wider at apex to narrow at base; white-cream at apex becoming black for most of length; finely hairy; no mycelium visible at base.

Spore print. White.

Thanks to Mike Potts, Michel Breekman, Arun Kumar Dutta for assistance with ID.

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What

Silky Rosegill Volvariella bombycina

Observer

pucak

Date

August 10, 2017

Description

Growing in core wood exposed by damage on the trunk of a tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Cap. Cal 2.5-3 inches diameter; white with fine hairs.

Gills: Crowded; free; finely serrated margins; pinkish.

Stipe. White, silky appearance; even along length; tapering towards apex; light brownish volva at base

Strong odor reminiscent of raw potato.

No distinctive taste.

Spore print. Pink-brown after 1 hr; brown after overnight.

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Observer

pucak

Date

July 21, 2017

Description

Growing in leaf litter; associated with roots. Oak trees adjacent on east-facing shore of reservoir.

Found in the same location as those on 2017-07-03 in observation http://mushroomobserver.org/285679

Oldest specimen just developing. Including a couple of specimens just showing stipe; one with teeth nubs and the second with stipes developing, but no cap development.

Caps, ca 1.0 inches diameter. Surface beige-light brown, velvety. Surface bruising brown.

Teeth just developing; white. Discreet interface between tooth surface and stipe. Teeth approximately 1 mm long.

Stipe pinkish-brown.

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Observer

pucak

Date

July 3, 2017

Description

Growing in leaf litter; associated with roots at the base of an oak tree on east-facing shore of reservoir.

Caps, ca 1.25 inches diameter. Surface light brown, velvety; surface disintegrating on one specimen to give a dark brown-black areas. Surface bruising brown. Becoming a dark brown (specimen photographed on 7-27 in same location).

Teeth white when young, becoming brown. Discreet interface between tooth surface and stipe. Teeth approximately 3-4mm long.

Stipe dark brown-black.

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Observer

pucak

Date

July 3, 2017

Description

Growing in leaf litter; probably associated with roots near oak trees on east-facing slope above reservoir.

Cap. Largest, ca 1.5 inches diameter. Surface white, velvety; disintegrating to give a dark brown-black center with white margin.

Teeth white when young, becoming brown. Discreet interface between tooth surface and stipe. Teeth approximately 3-4mm long. Staining black with KOH (3%)

Stipe white with brown showing through.

Center tough/fibrous.

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What

Dog Vomit Slime Mold Fuligo septica

Observer

pucak

Date

July 21, 2017

Description

On decaying conifer log above reservoir shore

Fruiting body approximately 2 inches long, spread over three ‘spikes’.

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 13, 2017

Description

Growing on tope of, and at base of hardwood stump in a grassy area on west side of county road. Several caps and stalks.

Caps. Largest 3.5”x3”. Colors ranging from white/cream. Stalked.

Pore surface. White; small pores; bruising brown.

One was photographed again on 6/27

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 13, 2017

Description

Growing at base of hardwood stump in a grassy area on west side of county road. One cap and stalk.

Caps. Largest 3.5”x3”. Colors ranging from white/cream. Stalked.

Pore surface. White; small pores; bruising brown.

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 27, 2017

Description

Growing on roots of hardwood stumps in a grassy area on west side of county road. Approximately 15 caps in a 15 foot-squared area.

Caps. Largest 5”x4”. Colors ranging from white/cream to dark brown with powdery bloom. Stalked.

Pore surface. White; small pores; bruising brown.

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What

Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa

Observer

pucak

Date

July 3, 2017

Description

Growing on fallen hardwood branch in predominantly hardwood forest

Stubby columnar form; ca. 1 mm across and 2-3mm long, showing some powdery surfaces indicating release of spores. Plasmodium mass showing clear and opaque patches.

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 12, 2017

Description

Growing in leaf litter among young hardwood trees.

Cap. Largest, ca 3.5-3” diameter.

Gilles. White

Stipe tapering from narrow at apex to wider at the base; bulb; annulus has a line of gray volval material on the ring’s edge

Spore print. White

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Observer

pucak

Date

July 1, 2017

Description

Two mushrooms growing on a section of Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) approximately 1.25” diameter. Under a planted Pecan tree.

Cap, Largest, ca 1” diameter; almost flat with depressed center; dull brown cap with radial dark scales; projecting hairs at margin.

Pore surface. White with pentagonal/hexagonal pores arranged radially; running very slightly down the stem.

Stipe. Central; ca 3-4mm wide; yellowish-brown with scales.

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 23, 2017

Description

Growing on the side of a conifer stump

Cap ca 0.25” across; black with brownish margin; fan-shaped. No stem.

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What

violet-toothed polypore Trichaptum biforme

Observer

pucak

Date

June 23, 2017

Description

Overlapping clusters growing on trunk of hardwood (oak)

Caps ca. 1 inches across; dream with fine concentric zones of browns, with lilac purple margins; tough

Undersides with ‘zig-zag’ pores that break down into teeth as they age.

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What

false turkey-tail Stereum ostrea

Observer

pucak

Date

June 23, 2017

Description

Overlapping clusters growing on fallen hardwood log

Caps ca. 1-2 inches diameter; concentric zones of browns, reds, oranges, yellow; tough

Undersides smooth; cream to brown

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 23, 2017

Description

Cluster of 15-20 growing in leaf litter in predominantly hardwood forest.

Cap, largest ca 3.5=4” diameter; depressed.

Gills exuding milk when damaged; staining gills brown

Stipe. Tapering from wider at the apex to narrow at the base.

Odor. Fishy

Taste. Not tasted

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What

Rustgills Genus Gymnopilus

Observer

pucak

Date

June 24, 2017

Description

Growing on wood chips, mainly conifer, that had been aging for approximately one year.

Cap. Largest ca 1-1.25” diameter; convex with scales that are dense at the center, pale when young and darken as they age. Evidence of thick veil on margin of some.

Gills. Cream darkening with age; attached.

Stipe, ca 0.25” diameter; with with coarse scales; annulus on some, appears to be on younger mushrooms but not on older ones; zone above annulus smooth.

Spore print. Cinnamon brown.

Thanks to Jared McRae for genus ID

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 26, 2017

Description

Cap. Largest ca. 2” across; with concentric zones of purple-brown with light margin; slightly depressed; finely hairy surface

Pore surface. Pink-purple with 5-7 pores/mm

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What

Fishy Milkcap Lactifluus volemus

Observer

pucak

Date

June 26, 2017

Description

Lone mushrooms growing in bare soil in predominantly deciduous woods.

Cap, ca 11.5 inches diameter; brown; convex, slightly depressed in center.

Gills. Cream; close; attached; several forked gills; milk released when damaged, white paper stained brown.

Stipe. White; ca 0,5 inch diameter; ca. 2.5-to-3.0 inches long; white near apex, creamish-tan near base. Bruised brown when cut.

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What

Grey Bolete Retiboletus griseus

Observer

pucak

Date

June 12, 2017

Description

Growing in leaf litter in predominantly deciduous woods; oak nearby.

Cap, ca 3” diameter; gray

Pores. Pale cream; bruising gray

Stipe. White, reticulate, bruising brown with handling.

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 23, 2017

Description

Lone bolete growing at edge of mixed hardwood/pine forest.

Cap, ca. 2/5” diameter; brown.

Pores: white; no bruising immediately, but light brown bruising after ca. 1 hr.

Stipe, purple streaked.

Cross-section. No staining.

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 7, 2017

Description

Mold with white mycelium becoming yellow, parasitizing a bolete (possibly Boletus patrioticus)

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 7, 2017

Description

Growing alone and in clusters.

Cap, ca. 5.to-6 inches diameter; brown with some red tones, cracked.

Stipes, ca. 1 inch diameter; tapering slightly from wider at the apex to narrower at the base.

Bruising. Cap, pores, stipe bruised blue immediately when damaged.

Cross-section bruised blue immediately when cut.

Thanks to Arleen Bessette for ID.

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What

Honeycomb Coral Slime Mold Ceratiomyxa fruticulosa

Observer

pucak

Date

May 29, 2017

Description

Growing in clusters on a rotting conifer log, on an east-facing slope above a lake.

Translucent columns; ca, 8-to-10mm long x 1 mm diameter; translucent with ‘powdery’ surfaces as they are releasing spores from their surfaces.

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What

Small Stagshorn Calocera cornea

Observer

pucak

Date

May 29, 2017

Description

Growing in loose clusters in crevices in bark on fallen hardwood log.

Translucent yellow with brownish tips.

Larger specimens standing 1.0-to-1.5 inches tall, although probably 2-to-2.5 inches long since they are twisted; branched. Smallest specimens approximately 0,5 inches tall; no branching.

Delicate in appearance, but quite tough.

Bodies extending into the rotting wood.

White mycelium ‘tufts’ at the intersection with the log.

Thanks to Milo Kucar/Drew Henderson for guidance on ID

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What

Fishy Milkcap Lactifluus volemus

Observer

pucak

Date

June 1, 2017

Description

Pair of mushrooms growing against exposed roots of hardwood in predominantly deciduous woods.

Caps, ca 1.0-to-1.5 inches diameter; brown; convex, flat-to-depressed in center.

Gills. Cream; close; attached; milk released when damaged, white paper stained brown.

Stipe. White; ca 0,5 inch diameter; ca. 2.5-to-3.0 inches long; creamish-tan, white near base. Bruised brown when cut.

Spore print. Not successful, but some indication of brown.

Microscopy. Pleuromacrocystidia characteristic of L. volemus

Thanks to Jason Sunseri/Jared McCrea for initial ID

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Observer

pucak

Date

June 1, 2017

Description

Growing alone in clay soil on road shoulder

Cap, 2 inches diameter; gray; flat, striations at margin.

Gills. White; free.

Stipe. Ca. 2.5-to-3 inches above ground, ca. 1 inch below ground. Stipe snapped, unable to determine volva/base morphology. Surface rough.

Spore print. White

Spores. Globose

Thanks to Kenneth Barbagalio for ID

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Observer

pucak

Date

May 29, 2017

Description

Growing alone in leaf litter in deciduous woods.

Cap, ca 2.5-to-3.0 inches diameter; orange-brown; smooth, no veil remnants.

Gills. White; free

Stipe. Yellow; smooth; 5-to-6 mm diameter; annulus with delicate veil remnants.

Spore print: white.

Thanks to Eric Smith for ID

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What

Eastern North American Destroying Angel Amanita bisporigera

Observer

pucak

Date

June 6, 2016

Description

Growing alone in leaf litter in a mixed deciduous forest.

Cap, white, ca 2.5 inches diameter, convex.

Gills, white, close, not attached to the stem.

Veil was present when mushroom found; separated within about an hour to expose gills.

Stem, ca 0.5 inches diameter, fine scales, tapering slightly from base to apex.

Volva thick and prominent. Spore mass, white. Spores, globose, ca. 7-8µ.

Cap stained yellow with 3% KOH

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