Observation 27238: Polyporus tricholoma group

When: 2008-07-13

Collection location: Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available


Specimen collected on a residential property immediately adjacent to the first crude pump established in February of 1967. Despite claims of remediation by the offending companies and $200 in out-of-court compensation, the soil and water are still demonstrably rich with petroleum. This specimen’s substrate showed no discernible signs of contamination.

Collected for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project.

Species Lists


Adjacent well, first established in 1967.
Example of post-“remediation” soil taken from a 1ft depth on the residential property, still thick with crude oil.

Proposed Names

-61% (2)
Recognized by sight
43% (2)
Recognized by sight
58% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
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You throw the Mushroom of Unhealth. more
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-07-05 05:59:39 CDT (-0400)

The Mushroom of Unhealth hits the cop. more
You are under arrest.


By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-05-15 09:37:07 CDT (-0400)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-14 18:37:01 CDT (-0400)

aim higher.

I think
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2011-05-14 06:22:12 CDT (-0400)

a head can be inferred even if it’s out of the camera frame. Anyway, what’s visible looks a) not too old and b) not fat, so …

upon a re-reading
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-13 21:27:08 CDT (-0400)

I can’t help but notice that your criteria for attractiveness in the female sex does not require a head.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-10-24 12:55:30 CDT (-0400)

these are photos from two summers ago during the Amazon Mycorenewal Project’s Mycotour. I hope to be returning again this December/January.

I see
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-24 11:59:50 CDT (-0400)

someone’s lucky enough to go mushroom hunting in the tropics this November October. And with an attractive female assistant too!

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