Observation 52209: Basidiomycota R.T. Moore
When: 2010-09-07
Collection location: Sikkim, India [Click for map]
Who: tripsis
No herbarium specimen

Notes: As can be seen, this fungus species encompassed any plants that were in its path as it grew. I’m not sure if it is parasitic, but the ferns clearly are dying as a result of being colonised. It has a very sweet smell, mixed with that of a typical mushroom and a very strong “mushroom” flavour. Spore print was white. Cartilaginous in texture.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-09-06 00:46:15 PDT (-0700)
never seen anything like this
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-25 14:04:13 PDT (-0700)

but Hydnopolyporus and Sebacina are two genera that come to mind.

I thought
By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2010-09-07 04:29:42 PDT (-0700)

this looked familiar. Ha.

Created: 2010-09-07 02:08:52 PDT (-0700)
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