Observation 216946: Laccaria ochropurpurea (Berk.) Peck
When: 2015-09-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: This anomalous specimen with two fused caps on a single stipe was fruiting in fallen leaves and other organic matter in an Oak-Hickory forest that has been hot and dry for two weeks. The specimen was too old and dry to give up a spore print.

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Used references: Kuo’s “Mushrooms of the Midwest”
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Bam! You nailed it in a split second, Jacob, before
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-09-25 18:07:28 PDT (-0700)

I even had time to post a second ob with additional specimens. I just looked at the other obs. for L. ochropurpurea and saw Walt had one (#145750) from 2 years ago that even had the exact same anomaly. Must be common to that species. Thanks for the education.

Created: 2015-09-25 17:36:11 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2015-09-25 17:37:20 PDT (-0700)
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