Observation 33632: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.
When: 2010-02-15
Who: BakerSt10
No herbarium specimen

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Eye3
Recognized by sight: Growing on tree root, Spongy to hard
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Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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indeterminate growth
By: BakerSt10
2010-02-19 05:19:15 HST (-1000)

I had found this mushroom on an earlier observation. Here it is: http://mushroomobserver.org/30324?search_seq=1315490

this mushroom
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-02-18 18:33:43 HST (-1000)

has indeterminate growth…

I don’t think that’s a root.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-18 18:02:46 HST (-1000)

It looks more like the sterile base of a Pisolithus, which is more closely related to truffles and puffballs.

Growing from root
By: BakerSt10
2010-02-18 13:59:49 HST (-1000)

If you look at the 3rd picture, in the lower left part, You can see where I pulled it away from what seemed to me to be a tree root.

Not growing from a root
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-02-18 06:49:30 HST (-1000)

although may be associated with a root in a mycorrhizal association. Phaeolus is a saprophyte, which means there would have to be dead wood nearby. No indication of that in the original description.

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