When: 2013-08-16

Collection location: Ocala National Forest, Marion Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Justin (Tmethyl)

No specimen available

Growing from straw

3" tall


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51% (3)
Recognized by sight: Pretty species, you should make a good collection.

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I would expect it to be rare in Europe
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-08-23 22:37:19 AST (-0400)

As it was originally described, by Peck, from North America. Hopefully we can see some micro for this obs someday! There may well be several pink Bolbitius. Wouldn’t surprise me.

By: Byrain
2013-08-23 21:50:59 AST (-0400)

Arnold also says about the stipe, “white at first, occasionally turning pale pinkish or pale ochraceous in age”, and also says, “in the Netherlands very rare (Kortenhoef; ’s-Graveland) and only known from (unheated) glass-houses,”. While these were found in Florida and judging by the number of Bolbitius names out there and how few the FAN6 key includes I’m not entirely convinced its the only pinkish species. Still, I don’t think “could be” is a negative vote. :)

By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-08-23 21:23:06 AST (-0400)

Arnold’s makes it sound like a pretty variable species-
“at first orangeish white, pale pink, pale flesh-coloured or isabella”

Bolbitius coprophilus
By: Byrain
2013-08-23 05:20:44 AST (-0400)

I’m not sure this is the same B. coprophilus as the one shown here.