Observation 144246: Gymnopilus P. Karst.
When: 2013-08-30
Who: Sean732
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Found growing in grass. A species with much shape variety. Reddish spores on caps.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: only if it bruised blue, but G. palmicola is more likely either way

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By: Sean732
2013-08-31 15:56:37 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for the info, however the species shown does not always grow in the immediate area of palms so I personally do not believe it is likely. As for the type of palms nearby, it is the “serenoa repens” as well as young sabal palms. I think it has something to do with the decomposing roots of the grass that cause the fruit. I have not observed bluing on these and like I have stated, there is much diversity in the specimens. I would also like to include that this is not the only species I have found growing from dirt/grass/sand.

“palmetto bushes”?
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-08-31 10:38:05 CDT (-0400)

Do you mean saw palmetto or a young sabal/cabbage palm? G. palmicola/cyanopalmicola fruit on Serenoa repens and Sabal palmetto… they’re probably growing on dead, decomposed wood chips.

Saw palmetto trunks grow underground to protect themselves from fire. That’s probably the substrate.

By: Sean732
2013-08-31 08:31:32 CDT (-0400)

The closest trees were probably five or more feet away, and they are pine. There are also palmetto bushes nearby. However, I feel that it is the grass they like, and here is a previous find of the same species in the same patch. http://mushroomobserver.org/141639?q=1SdIk

They also fruit from sand if the grass is present.

found in grass!?
By: Benjamin Dion (benjamindion)
2013-08-30 23:05:38 CDT (-0400)

what kind of trees were around? Palm or oak by chance?

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