Observation 152890: Laccaria tortilis (Bolton) Cooke
When: 2013-11-18

Notes: Found amidst Lunularia cruciata. Small, to 40mm across and 20mm high. Most less than 19mm (see US cent for comparison).

Images

386211
Sometimes found in clumps, This clump composed of 5 individuals.
386212
This clump had 4 individuals.
386213
This 24mm specimen sits nicely atop a US cent (19mm).
386214
Same specimen as 1d, but with gills facing upward.
386215
Another specimen, gills up.
386216
Smaller specimen. Stipe is at base, showing gills.
386218
Same specimen as 1g, with cap facing upwards. 12mm.
386220
Specimen 18mm across, with Lunularia cruciata. Clear association, I believe. None of these tiny Laccaria were found outside a 5-foot radius, and there were always Lunularia immediately adjacent to them.
386221
23mm specimen, gills facing upward.
386222
386223
386224
386225
386226
Clump of fungus and Lunularia, 42mm across. There are 2 separate specimens left, and 3 specimens on the right. Lunularia center bottom.

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Compare to MO 152345
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-11-18 22:23:18 PST (-0800)

This is the same fungi, with different photos, observed a day apart but at the same location.

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