Observation 73113: Phaeolus schweinitzii (Fr.) Pat.
When: 2011-08-01
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Collected by a friend who sent me photographs and the following comments:

“…I spotted this from the car. Luckily we found this thing because we didn’t find much more. At first I though it was a big slime mold until I touched it…kinda like a velvety sponge. Or like a portobello cap after it’s been cooked. It was found under a fir tree. No pores or gills are readily visible. We brought it back home and I took some more photos and cut it to get a cross section In one day it had grown over that and filled in some of the cat scratches due to our friend here at home. (You could see fuzzy growth a couple hours after I cut it! It was sitting on the porch in 95 degree weather. I brought it in shortly after.) It’s now bright yellow -I think it likes the humid air from the swamp cooler. Maybe you know just what this is. We’re a little mystified. …as happy as it is, it may still be alive come the mushroom conference, and be consuming our house too.”

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