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.
Can you return? If so, can you take more photos? May need to dig the fungus, if it has a volva in the ground.
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.
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.
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 20:25:00 PDT (-0700)
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