Observation 79524: Tephrocybe tylicolor (Fr.) M.M. Moser
When: 2011-10-13
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Just two characteristic—-white spores and growth on dung—-suffice for Matchmaker to ID a mushroom as T. tylicor. In fact, there is a good match with the entire description. (Will add pictures.) Spore size here: 5.5-6 × 5-5.5 microns.

There is a small issue with the habitat. The only kind of dung that the description mentions as a possible substrate for T. tylicolor is human feces. Even though the place where these mushrooms were growing is not far from campgrounds, I don’t believe the wonderful substrate is of human origin. Perhaps what the picture shows is enough to ID the beast?

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white spored mushrooms on dung
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-10-16 13:29:45 PDT (-0700)

I found a different white spored mushroom on horse dung in Veracruz, Mexico yesterday and thought of this observation. Mine was purplish and looked like a Clitocybe/Lepista.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-14 06:19:20 PDT (-0700)

Maybe it’s bigfoot dung… hehe

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