Observation 59125: Gomphus floccosus (Schwein.) Singer

It took awhile to figure out what these were but several feet away from the group in the first photo was the group in the second photo.
First time that I’ve seen this species in this interesting preteen form.

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Thank you Sava and if there are still some doubters
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2010-11-19 10:22:24 HST (-1000)

among our east coast brethren, I offer them this link to Mike Wood’s Mykoweb depicting some young specimens of Gomphus floccosus…….


Another yellow specimen
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2010-11-18 19:05:28 HST (-1000)

… in observation 59199.


Hard to believe
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2010-11-18 10:18:06 HST (-1000)

That this is G. floccosus. Some look Hypomyces infected.

I understand the skepticism for Gomphus floccosus
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2010-11-18 06:40:14 HST (-1000)

on these but they were quite abundant at the MSSF Mendocino Camp this last weekend and several of the “experts” present also agreed with the ID.
I’ve never seen them in this form before but one could see the progression in growth when found in the woods.

I agree
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-11-17 20:43:47 HST (-1000)

both with the ID and with myxomop. WEIRD.
This is why I love mushrooms.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-17 20:22:29 HST (-1000)

are you sure? maybe another Gomphus altogether. never seen a yellow form before. not much in the way of scales either, but then again they are awful young.

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