Observation 67447: Stropharia (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2011-05-16

Collection location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia [Click for map]

Who: Tex (Stopwhispering)

No specimen available

Fruiting body was quite slender and tall. The stem was coated very thickly in a clear slimy substence.

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By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2011-05-22 03:24:20 PDT (-0700)

After finding another sample substrate has been confirmed to be dung. Was unable to find a suitable specimen for printing but I am very confident that the print colour would be purple due to the colouring that can be seen on the gills.

Spore print-
By: Hamilton (ham)
2011-05-16 22:53:40 PDT (-0700)

Looks like it might be dark spored by looking at the gills. The ring looks orange though….well maybe a tint of purplish there too.

By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2011-05-16 22:40:40 PDT (-0700)

I am wondering if Limecella could be possible this seems to be the closest I can find at the moment.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-05-16 21:45:23 PDT (-0700)

these are very odd. I was just looking at this observation.

By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2011-05-16 21:29:48 PDT (-0700)

Seemed to be directly from soil but I would imagine quite a bit of decomposed wood matter would have been present. If you notice the stipes seem to really narrow towards the top too, which I thought was a bit odd.

By: TimmiT
2011-05-16 21:15:30 PDT (-0700)

Were these growing from wood or soil? The glutinous stipes are really cool. The only genus I can think of is Pholiota but I don’t think that’s right.

Created: 2011-05-16 00:33:47 PDT (-0700)
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