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Observation 12895: Agaricales sensu lato


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Found on top of mountain
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-10-22 15:44:08 CDT (-0400)

I had been in the Cranberry wilderness for about a week when I decided to climb to the top of one of the mountains to check for cell phone reception. It took an hour and a half to get to the top, and still no bars. The absence of a signal was not especially surprising given the remoteness of the area, but the absences of mushrooms was disappointing.

The ridge top was flat and shaded by large deciduous trees. There were plenty of downed logs and the ground was covered in a heavy layer of decomposing leaves. The sustained heavy rains from earlier in the week had raised my expectations of finding something up there, but still no mushrooms.

I picked up a stick to see what kind of mycellial action was going on in duff, and I found this tiny white fuzzy guy fruiting under a layer of fallen leaves. The mushroom is only about 3-4 mm in diameter, but you can clearly see gills and a central stipe.

Back down in the moist bottom area a day or two later I found the mushrooms in ob 12410, which Dimitar identified as Crepidotus.

If you look closely at the photo with many specimens (it’s a bit blurry), you can see small white fuzzy mushrooms with central stems. The tiny mushrooms in 12410 are of the same size and general morphology as the mushroom depicted here.

They might be tiny creps, but the stems don’t seem to fit well with that genus.

not the same; but you are right, these are NOT crepidotus!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-20 22:07:51 CDT (-0400)

maybe taylor lockwood has seen something like this from his tropical travels (I’m betting) but that doesn’t mean that he has a name for it, either…

Same as 12410 I think
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-10-20 20:46:31 CDT (-0400)

Look at the small specimens.

This is not my concept of Crepidotus.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2008-10-20 18:29:38 CDT (-0400)

Double Wow!

I dunno what this one is, other than way cool…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-20 10:49:33 CDT (-0400)