Observation 199849: Russula sect. Ingratae (Quél.) R. Maire

When: 2014-08-17

Collection location: West St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

No specimen available

Just this specimen(s)??? growing alone in residential lawn. At first I thought it was one mushroom, but closer examination left me wondering if perhaps several were aberrantly fused together here. No spore print available.


Copyright © 2014 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2014 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2014 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2014 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2014 Judi Thomas

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BTW, Walt, were you able to
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-02-28 00:11:58 CST (-0500)

get hold of the coordinator for the MOMS Mingo Foray?

Absolutely fascinating, Walt!
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-02-28 00:07:35 CST (-0500)

After looking at this list, I don’t know why I had such a hard time accepting that my specimen was somehow fused and kept on looking for an ID to fit. My little mushroom’s developmental quirk was tame compared to many on the “oddballs” list. It stands to reason, however, that there would be developmental quirks, mutations, etc. among fungi just as there are among all the other flora and fauna on Earth. Just incredible! Thanks for sending that link.

You might enjoy these
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-02-27 22:14:40 CST (-0500)
That’s fascinating, Walt.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-02-27 16:36:43 CST (-0500)

I’ll be on the lookout for that kind of development in the future. I appreciate your taking the time to educate me. THNX!

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-02-27 15:20:08 CST (-0500)

is just a quirk. This genus may have two caps one large normal one and another on top with no stem the gills facing up. Or one mushroom may have another growing on top out of the lower one’s cap. I call this “piggyback”.

Walt and Dave, Thank you for
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-02-27 14:06:12 CST (-0500)

identifying this “mystery mushroom”, which has stumped me since I found it last August. Can you please tell me if these always appear fused like this one or if the one I found just happened to grow in this quirky way … so I’ll know what to look for next time. Thanks so much.

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