Observation 183107: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel
When: 2014-10-12
( 1800m)

Notes: A small yellow Mycena growing on Monotropa uniflora.

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By: Derek Ziomber (Space Time Matters)
2017-06-20 12:10:54 CDT (-0400)

The host is almost definitely the same Monotropa uniflora common across much of northern North America. I can’t find any other monotropoids known to grow in Mexico with a single flower and upright stature in age.

That is awesome.
By: Derek Ziomber (Space Time Matters)
2017-06-20 11:57:38 CDT (-0400)

I was going to reply that that isn’t a fungus, but an achlorophylous mycoheterotrophic plant in the monotropoideae subfamily of the ericaceae, until I saw the last two pictures. I hear that people confuse them for fungi all the time but I don’t see the resemblance.

So this is a fungus parasitizing a plant that is parasitizing fungi that are getting their nutrients from their mycorrhizal host trees. Nutrients going from plant → fungus → plant → fungus. Freakin amazing.

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2015-10-12 03:49:52 CDT (-0400)

I thought this was a troll post, I was going to suggest Amanita muscaria. Til’ I saw the last two photos. Rad!

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-10-12 00:00:40 CDT (-0400)

this thing RULES

Kidding me?
By: Justin (Tmethyl)
2014-10-16 19:58:49 CDT (-0400)

What a find :O

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-10-15 23:26:30 CDT (-0400)

Fungal revenge!!!

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