Observation 82892: Omphalotus mexicanus Guzmán & V. Mora
When: 2011-08-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On display at the Senguio Fungus Fair.

Images

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Pileipellis
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Hymenophore 400x
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Spores 1000x
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Pileipellis. Pileus trama.
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This might be the stem. The hyphae appear to have blue incrustations.

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Great photos!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-11-22 02:50:32 AEST (+1000)

I love the display here Alan. What an experience.

DNA
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-11-22 02:48:14 AEST (+1000)

Probably not. It is very large, grows on wood and has decurrent gills with small round white spores. I’ll check the DNA and bioluminescence next time I find it.

indeed very different…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-11-22 01:47:54 AEST (+1000)

has DNA been run on this species? What features makes it an Omphalotus?

Nope
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2011-11-21 16:48:24 AEST (+1000)

It’s not among one of the 70+ bioluminescent species listed in Desjardin DE, Oliveira AG, Stevani CV. (2008). “Fungi bioluminescence revisited”. Photochemical & Photobiological sciences 7 (2): 170–82.

I did not check
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-11-21 13:54:20 AEST (+1000)
Did you check to see if it’s bioluminescent?
By: Tom (LanLord)
2011-11-21 11:54:42 AEST (+1000)

Just wondering, since it looks significantly different than the Omphalotus species here in the U.S., does it share the glowing gills capability?

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