Observation 216221: Sedecula pulvinata Zeller

These were near the base of a tree in a red fir-dominated forest with some lodgepole pine. Also near a road and trail (in a campground), so disturbance occurs regularly and soil is somewhat compacted. This is the second time that I’ve found these weird, mountain-loving mushrooms (see observation 76210), again in an Abies-dominated forest. Odor was very mild upon collection, but by the day after collection had developed a faint sweet corn smell with a funky back note, but not spermatic as in Inocybe. These really look like no other mushroom, with their chambered, black interior and scanty peridium towards the base.

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Recognized by sight: Semi-hypogeous, whitish peridium, gleba chambered and black

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nice find, Thea!
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-09-28 19:52:09 CDT (-0400)
Nice post
By: Tom Bruns (pogon)
2015-09-18 23:37:38 CDT (-0400)

and can I have some for class?

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