Observation 76125: Lysurus cruciatus (Lepr. & Mont.) Henn.
When: 2011-08-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These came up under a spruce in the woodchips in my yard.

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Some field guides for the Lizard’s Claw
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-09-12 19:12:56 CDT (-0400)

Color Photos:
Barron, G. 1999. Mushrooms of Northeast North America: Midwest to New England. Lone Pine Publishing, Edmonton, Canada. 336p.
Cetto, Bruno. 1980. Der große Pilzführer Band 2. BLV Verlagsgesellschaft, Zurich. 729p.
Cetto, Bruno. 1984. Der große Pilzführer Band 4. BLV Verlagsgesellschaft, Zurich. 697p.
Dickinson, C. and J. Lucas. 1983. The Encyclopedia of Mushrooms. Crescent Books, NY. 280p.
Lincoff, G. H. 1981. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY. 926p.
Miller, O. K., Jr. (No date in hardbound). Mushrooms of North America. E. P. Dutton, New York, NY. 360p.
Metzler, S. and V. Metzler. 1992. Texas Mushrooms: a Field Guide. Univ. of Texas Press, Austin, Texas. 350p.

B & W Photos:
Arora, D. 1986. Mushrooms Demystified. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA. 959p.
Bottomley, A. M. 1948. Gasteromycetes of South Africa. Bothalia Vol. 4; Part 3. Gov’t. Printer, Pretoria, South Africa. 337p.
Johnson, M. M. 1928. The Gasteromycetae of Ohio: Puffballs, Bird’s-Nest Fungi and Stinkhorns. (in Coker and Couch, 1974.) 82p.

Drawings:
Buczacki, S. 1989. New Generation Guide to the Fungi of Britain and Europe. Univ. of Texas Press, Austin, TX. 320p.
McKnight, K. H. and V. B. McKnight. 1987. A Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America: The Peterson Field Guide Series #34. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston, MA. 429p.
Svrcek, Mirko and Bohumil Vancura. 1998. The Illustrated Book of Mushrooms. Caxton Editions, London. 256p.

I found these on the internet
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-09-12 10:56:59 CDT (-0400)

I found them referred to as ‘’Lizards Claw’’ supposedly imported from the tropics.These came up everyday for over a week but never opened up like until the last day.They are related to Stink Horns and the spores are moved by flies.Go figure under, that tree was woodchips and every mushroom I didnt eat since this spring.There have been other species of fungi that came up from spores this summer also.(Coprinus and a Lepiota)

http://www.mushroomexpert.com/lysurus_cruciatus.html
http://www.mycokey.com/...
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/...

Does anyone know what…
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-09-12 10:20:05 CDT (-0400)

field guide these are in?

Nice find Charles! Never heard of previously.

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