Observation 168274: Hapalopilus nidulans (Fr.) P. Karst.

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 21:23:55 CDT (-0400)

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 22:27:18 CDT (-0400)

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 18:44:08 CDT (-0400)
Please collect
By: Alissa Allen (bogslogger)
2014-06-25 17:56:14 CDT (-0400)

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

Correction. Purple
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-25 14:46:26 CDT (-0400)
Correction. Purple
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-25 14:46:19 CDT (-0400)
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-06-25 09:25:19 CDT (-0400)

I would have expected black and this to be a Phellinus

5% KOH is negative
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2014-06-25 08:43:43 CDT (-0400)
Got ammonia?
By: Alissa Allen (bogslogger)
2014-06-24 13:28:16 CDT (-0400)

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 10:08:51 CDT (-0400)
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