Observation 51058: Protostropharia alcis (Kytöv.) Redhead, Thorn & Malloch

When: 2010-08-10

Collection location: Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: extremely viscid, bright yellow cap, dark spores,with some kind of a sclerotium at base.
62% (2)
Recognized by sight: Irene recognized both it and its moose-dropping substrate.

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good call on that shroom base…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-08-22 10:17:42 CDT (-0500)

my eye picked out the fungal tissue, but Noah has an eye for good s—t.
god knows that there were plenty of moose dropping around, and looking again I can see where the fungal tissue kinda wraps around “digested and compressed plant matter.”

the dessicata for this one is “in the mail”, but must be by slow boat! I’ll post more info when it arrives.

thanks guys and gals.

BTW Christian, you’d have been right at home up there in your depicted “Caveman” photo…love your Battarea club!

that’s what I was thinking…
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-08-22 09:49:00 CDT (-0500)

it is also a little larger then semiglobata, at least the ones I have seen in Newfoundland

Could be Stropharia alcis
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-08-22 09:37:21 CDT (-0500)

if it grows on moose droppings. The spores are smaller compared to semiglobata, and the cheilocystidia are a bit different too.

is the
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2010-08-22 07:28:11 CDT (-0500)

“sclerotium” moose dung?

And Christian… that’s one picture I don’t think I’m going to copy

Stipe of the Week Award
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-08-22 00:03:27 CDT (-0500)

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