Observation 195074: Omphalotus illudens (Schwein.) Bresinsky & Besl

When: 2014-12-23

Collection location: Hempstead, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)

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Growing at the base of an oak. I was able to observe the bioluminescence of some smaller specimens. Super cool!


This is the batch from which I observed the bioluminescence.
This is the batch from which I observed the bioluminescence.

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You’re right …
By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2014-12-29 09:04:43 PST (-0800)

… I’ve added photos of the flush from which I observed the bioluminescence, and on second glance, they are clearly different. Color, growing location, and growing pattern led me to equate the two different species. “My bad.”

I’ve removed the former photos for the sake of accuracy and, I’ll be honest, to save face.

Thank you!

Gill color and attachment
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-12-29 07:46:00 PST (-0800)

are not typical of Omphalotus. Maybe you had a mixed collection?

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-12-29 07:40:10 PST (-0800)

This looks a lot like a Gymnopilus. Bottom photo shows what appear to be brown spores,

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