Observation 131105: Styrofomes riparius

When: 2013-04-01

Collection location: Cliff Cave Park, Arnold, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

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Too funny, Patrick! I missed that one.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2016-04-04 10:28:42 EDT (-0400)

Styrofoam can, apparently, fool may of us … for a few minutes anyway. BTW – the yellow morels are up in CC Park and Rockwood. I didn’t see any myself, but had a nice conversation with a dirt-biker on the trail yesterday who found some the night before and was back for more. Looking forward to your foray next Saturday at Babler. Should be great, especially if we get the forecasted mid-week rain.

Melted pop bottle….Plastiforma grotesquitanie
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2013-04-17 17:41:42 EDT (-0400)

i took about a dozen pics of a piece of melted plastic couple of weeks ago before I realized what it was lol. Should’ve posted them. Good one Patrick!

The pseudocarps are said to persist…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-04-02 23:13:04 EDT (-0400)

for years, even when buried.

By: Phil Yeager (gunchky)
2013-04-02 21:12:02 EDT (-0400)

You forgot to mention Styrofomes hypogeus which is commonly found in or near landfills in Northeastern Pa.

Ahhh yes…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-04-02 12:47:06 EDT (-0400)

the pseudopezizales, a common type here in PA. Pseudopeziza macdonaldiana, and the very similar P. macdonaldoides, constitute a major aspect of our local phonyphungal landscape. Helpful in identification is the numeral 6 seen inside a triangle on the underside.

Closer to Calvatia
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2013-04-02 12:15:12 EDT (-0400)

This specimen was closer to Calvatia than what I usually find, the cup-fungi form.

A highly macro-variable…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2013-04-02 11:40:58 EDT (-0400)

form of pseudomyces. In my area S. riparius var. alba occurs in a variety of shapes and is commonly seen along rural roadways. It is unclear to me whether S. urbansis, often gregarious, is a separate species from S. riparius.

Waiting for the morels to pop can be maddening!

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