When: 2008-10-30

Collection location: Leith Run Recreation Area, Wayne National Forest, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

These little brown fruitifications were growing on the same log with Pholiota granulosa seen in the first photo.

I thought they were tiny puffballs at first, but the hole left by a grazing mollusk revealed the insides were full of peridioles, like the eggs in a bird nest fungus!

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rarely photographed, certainly. kuo claims that they are widely distributed…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-01 10:31:38 CST (-0500)

…just another commonly ignored brown blob on wood, but stunning in its details. these are the best online photos that I could find…love the pocks where the eggs used to lay, within the beautifully textured open-topped ball.

Rare & nice
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2008-10-31 21:33:27 CST (-0500)

These are rare and not pictured very often in books. Nice, high quality photos!

beautiful! now those look like snail eggs! ;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-31 21:23:27 CST (-0500)