Observation 223044: Panellus stipticus (Bull.) P. Karst.

When: 2015-11-15

Collection location: Gorham, Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Kennedy (m005kennedy)

No specimen available

Very fleshy gilled mushrooms growing on a downed birch log. not leathery.


in place
cap was very uniform
Stubby stems revealed on second visit. These did not glow, perhaps too old as suggested.

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something looks a little off here
By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2015-11-15 18:50:47 AST (-0400)

Might be the lighting but usually it looks powdery on top of Panellus stipticus.

I notice about 50% of mine glow, 50% don’t.

Too old?
By: Michael Kennedy (m005kennedy)
2015-11-15 18:33:30 AST (-0400)

I certainly see your point. I will revisit , look for a stub type stem. I will see if I can find younger ones. I have a photo of some glowing on my observations. The stick was given to me, the mushrooms were much smaller . It took a 30 second exposure and a contrast boost to get a good shot.

They may be
By: Matthew Schink (MSchink)
2015-11-15 17:40:36 AST (-0400)

too old to have much of a glow anymore, it fades pretty quickly once the mushrooms mature. It is also common to find P.stipticus that was fresh months ago that dried out and rehydrated so that it appears fresh again, they do not glow when that happens.

Will return
By: Michael Kennedy (m005kennedy)
2015-11-15 17:32:49 AST (-0400)

Will return tomorrow morning to inspect for stems. If stem is present I will bring the log home to photograph ! (Glowing in the dark)

Created: 2015-11-15 17:20:48 AST (-0400)
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