Mushroom ID?

Edwin Hutton e.hutton at ic.ac.uk
Thu Sep 16 11:52:35 EST 1999


Scott Mcphee wrote:
> 
> My guess would be that it is a Strobilomyces. There is a picture of S.
> floccopus in the Lincoff/Audobon book (Plate 379). There are also pictures
> at these links:
> 
> http://www.polaris.net/~annep/FloridaFungi/strobilo.html
> http://websun.nybg.org/bsci/res/hall/floccop.html
> 
> I have only seen it in books; I would love to find it some day (I live on
> the West Coast). It is a fascinating fungus!
> 
> Scott

Sorry, but Strobilomyces has grey pores, not cream, and they are not
decurrent. Also the cap of S. is grey, not brown.
I too would love to find one. A local estate is known to grow them
but they only come up at seven year intervals or so, and then you
have to pick the right day!

Edwin Hutton.
> 
> Fungi01 at aol.com wrote in message <99928fe.25070c76 at aol.com>...
> >today we were out hunting in a hickory woods in Pennsylvania and found
> >collybia subnuda growing on small twigs in moss.  We found a different
> >mushroom about 6 inches away from a dead hickory stump comming out of the
> >soil that from the top appeared to be a bolete but when my wife pulled it
> up
> >we discovered we had something very unusual.  The cap is circular and
> >brownish colored and has a wavy margin.  The cream colored pores decend
> >partway down the stalk.  The stalk is beige colored and about 1 inch wide
> and
> >1 1/4 inch tall, it is central.  It has a root that is dark brown colored
> it
> >is about 1/2 inch wide and an inch long but was much longer because it
> broke
> >off when pulling it up, even where it broke it is still 1/2 inch wide.  As
> >for its really unusual feature the cap also has triangular raised
> projections
> >that are about 1/4 inch tall and wide!!!  There are about a dozen of them.
> >So far i looked in the 4 vol. Fungi of switzerland, Alan Bessette's fungi
> of
> >north eastern North America, George Barron's Book, and The Lincoff's
> Audubon
> >guide but i cant even find a genius not to mention a species.  This is a
> real
> >puzzle since it has such distinctive features.  Have any ideas?
> >
> >                  John
> >



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