Observation 168274: Hapalopilus nidulans (Fr.) P. Karst.
When: 2014-06-21

Notes: Young fruiting bodies are soft and pliable. Velvety surface. Good smell. Found on Oak stump.

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Recognized by sight
89% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on chemical features: Purple KOH reaction

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Thank you Noah! I am cautious and haven’t even tried my first Amanita. Tonight is the night lol.
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-29 18:23:55 PDT (-0700)

A. ameri rubescens btw which do smell nice. I’ve been collecting for a few years now. Shipped your Hapalopilus nidulans Alissa.

Don’t be
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-06-25 19:27:18 PDT (-0700)

tempted to eat it based on smell… It’s very toxic.

OK. You can have what I gathered up. It is nice. Smells good.
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-25 15:44:08 PDT (-0700)
Please collect
By: Alissa Allen (bogslogger)
2014-06-25 14:56:14 PDT (-0700)

I will be happy to trade you morels or mushroom dyed wool for this collection.

Correction. Purple
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-25 11:46:26 PDT (-0700)
Correction. Purple
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-25 11:46:19 PDT (-0700)
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-06-25 06:25:19 PDT (-0700)

I would have expected black and this to be a Phellinus

5% KOH is negative
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-25 05:43:43 PDT (-0700)
Got ammonia?
By: Alissa Allen (bogslogger)
2014-06-24 10:28:16 PDT (-0700)

Check for a purple reaction with a drop of ammonia or KOH. If positive, you have Hapilopilus nidulans, a valuable dye mushroom (at least to me).

Created: 2014-06-24 07:08:51 PDT (-0700)
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