Observation 91955: Verpa Sw.

When: 2012-04-06

Collection location: Whatcom Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kira (Kiradee)

Specimen available

Under Cottonwood and Alder, hollow.

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76% (2)
Recognized by sight: Missing their heads for some reason.
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Recognized by sight
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The cottony context of the interior stipe plus the time plus the suggested Verpa
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-07 18:38:43 CDT (-0500)

All add up to and early collector of these. Clavariadelphus truncatus would have been a good guess had the collection occurred in October or November from WA.

No need to apologize for “ignorance” as it was an informed guess based on what was left, bloodworm. You should search for some of my “ignorant” guesses. I’m still often stumped on “stumps”.

By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2012-04-07 15:46:28 CDT (-0500)

These are Verpa stems. Christian nailed it.

I was baffled, but Christian said Verpa, and the scales fell from my eyes.

Clavariadelphus truncatus…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-04-07 15:39:39 CDT (-0500)

excuse my ignorance. but, is Clavariadelphus truncatus possible here??

I’m not surprised.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-07 12:31:29 CDT (-0500)

I know several people who enjoy Verpa. Some may just enjoy beheading them, but certainly others like eating them pickled. It does seem odd they left so much though.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-04-06 23:43:25 CDT (-0500)

there are some deeply weird people in your area. 3 is one thing, but 8 or 9… weird…

By: Kira (Kiradee)
2012-04-06 23:31:46 CDT (-0500)

That’s what I thought, but they seemed so naturally headless, and there was like 8 or 9 of them like this. Very confusing.

Doing their best to impersonate stubbed-out cigarette butts.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-04-06 22:42:39 CDT (-0500)

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