Observation 168321: Fungi Bartl.
When: 2014-06-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: An unusual white with turquoise fungi growing on the ground. Specimen was scaly, thick and about 3 inches tall. Flesh was white and very firm.


Front growth. Hard, scaly, white & turquoise fungi
full top view of specimen.
back view of top of specimen.
Cross section – underside of broken off top.
Specimen decayed. Top view (straight down). Its texture has become soft and spongy.
Bottom view of decaying specimen. No apparent stipe.

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Need more photos, William.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-26 13:40:58 CDT (-0400)

Can you return? If so, can you take more photos? May need to dig the fungus, if it has a volva in the ground.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-25 12:23:58 CDT (-0400)

I am not convinced the turquoise is natural.

I have used blue vitrol in the past for sheep dip after trimming hoofs for foot-rot. Nasty stuff.

I have seen
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-06-25 08:53:56 CDT (-0400)

Copper sulfate, which is a bright turquoise color, used in parks nearby to kill shrubs that were recently cut down. I don’t believe this is considered environmentally responsible, but I know in the last generation or two, CuSO4 was used widely, to control algae growth in ponds and fungal growth on crops. This looks a little like that to me.

both do not tend to be turquoise however
By: Jonathan M
2014-06-25 07:22:01 CDT (-0400)
Not much to go on, William.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-06-25 02:01:01 CDT (-0400)

Need to know if there was a stipe (stem), and would have liked to see a cross-section of the fungus, too. My initial reaction is Amanita, my second reaction Calvatia. Seeing a cross-section would remove one of those reactions.

Created: 2014-06-24 23:25:00 CDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2014-06-28 00:10:54 CDT (-0400)
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