Observation 96911: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel
When: 2012-05-19
38.53° 78.15°
No herbarium specimen
0 Sequences

Very small, tough-feeling fruiting body on Virginia pine log.

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This is image 1 close cropped, fill light added, and “sharpened” using Picasa software.Note that a second cap seems to be emerging at base of larger cap.

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Hey! I think there is a tiny
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-14 17:15:31 BRT (-0300)

second cap at the base of the tiny “original” – both were very dark, but photo manipulation seems to show an emerging second fruiting body.

No blue
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-14 17:01:34 BRT (-0300)

that I recall. I will be out there again this weekend and will check that log in case it is still there.
I will also try some manipulation of the photo to add fill light: it will mess with the color but might bring out more detail. I’ll upload as separate image.

I will be happy to send it (or what is left of it) to you. How? Just in bubble wrap?

My sense of it is that when I found it it was fresh, but not fully expanded yet. A very tough-feeling mushroom (I poked at it a bit and it was flexible).

I like the raven name!


By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-06-14 15:52:00 BRT (-0300)

did you get my camera question email?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-14 15:30:22 BRT (-0300)

was there any blue to this, or is it an artifact of the photograph (or my screen)?

I think it is unusual -
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-06-14 13:50:58 BRT (-0300)

was it fresh? – or is that the black residue of pitch in a dried mushroom? Penny, if you come across it again, can you send it to me? Until them I am calling this Leucoagaricus ravenellii for ‘little black raven’ Leucoagaricus.

No, did not pick or cut it.
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-12 09:22:07 BRT (-0300)

Seemed strange on pine. Not seen before.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-12 06:45:05 BRT (-0300)

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