Observation 66310: Morganella purpurascens (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Kreisel & Dring
When: 2011-04-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Small round Purple coloured fungi about 1cm in size and having a short stem. I cut one for ID and was surprised to find it was condensed fibre inside.
Could possibly be Morganella purpurascens?

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probably a foregone conclusion
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-02 02:24:50 CEST (+0200)

i vaguely remember reading that spores can and do get swung up into air currents to ride around parts of the upper atmosphere until they return to the surface and germinate, perhaps a continent or more away. then there’s McKenna’s spore-stuffed asteroid… but I digress.

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Danny thanks for the return info on the Phallus. Very interesting articles. You asked about similarity to 27452 .? I have not seen this colour or specimen in my searches. I would love to find one. Just in passing, I noticed Blackbird droppings were mentioned on one of the purple specimens. This made me wonder if some of our thousands of migratory birds arriving on our coastline are carrying droppings of northern hemisphere fungi and depositing them on our shores.???

at first
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-01 00:50:07 CEST (+0200)

this struck me as perhaps the same secotioid beauty seen here:

http://mushroomobserver.org/27452

but the context of yours looks pretty uniformly white. do you have any pics or info on this purple Morganella?

edit: just located the two other M. purpurascens observations. a good guess. perhaps yours are just too young to see ostioles.

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