Observation 80059: Laccaria tortilis (Bolton) Cooke

When: 2011-10-19

Collection location: Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (T. Sage)

No specimen available

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Will do, thanks! My myco-sense sure was tingling….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-10-20 13:25:01 CDT (-0500)

When I found these, and my gut said something odd was going on evolutionarily with them!

Consider sending them to Matt Trappe, c/o North American Truffling Society.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-10-20 12:02:49 CDT (-0500)

I am not currently a member of NATS, so check their website for his address.

They are on the dryer now…..
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-10-20 10:38:20 CDT (-0500)


Needs a voucher collection, Tim.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2011-10-20 08:31:55 CDT (-0500)

You’ve found, I think, one of the very rare astrogastrous species: a Laccaria trying to become something different, probably a truffle. The ruffled gills which are strongly thickened and growing together, suggests to me something similar to a Lactarius mushroom becoming an Arcangeliella. Hasn’t lost the stipe yet. Still has a well-defined cap. But going in that direction.

Created: 2011-10-19 19:23:01 CDT (-0500)
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