Observation 207033: Marasmiellus candidus (Fr.) Singer

When: 2015-06-16

Collection location: Cypress Black Bayou Park, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

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Spores in KOH & Congo red @ 1000X.
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Uphur Co example
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-06-22 17:46:44 PDT (-0700)

“Upshur Co Sighting”: http://mushroomobserver.org/207383?q=2al5h

Perhaps that is it, all the water.

I can’t really comment on the quantity of spring mushrooms. This is the first spring – early summer that I have looked for them. So I am learning. I was surprised yesterday in Upshur Co – the wooded hills that I thought would be loaded with interesting varieties had very little. The small park next to the lake had a good quantity of canterelle and numerous species. I am not a good judge of where they will occur yet. I suspect it takes years of looking!

Would be interesting to see your photos
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-06-22 17:32:29 PDT (-0700)

of what you describe. Maybe the mycelium gone wild?
It was also a little disappointing in that the variety and quantity of mushrooms in the area seemed relatively low, especially in light of the fact that there was water everywhere….too much I suspect.

white coating on logs
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2015-06-22 17:11:51 PDT (-0700)

I was just about to upload a very similar observation but from Upshur County, TX. I’ve looked through every web source I can find and I don’t see any Marasmiellus candidus that show this white covering on the twigs and logs. I saw logs and twigs coated with it all along my walk yesterday and most had the Marasmiellus candidus looking mushrooms.

I’ve Marasmiellus candidus before in this area and I did not see the white coatings on everything. I guess it could be all the unusual rains throughout east Texas this spring.

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