Observation 164739: Elaphomyces granulatus Fr.

When: 2014-05-05

Collection location: York Co., Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

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E. granulatus
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-06 23:45:10 CDT (-0400)

has been found year-round. Unless you get arctic conditions, something should be fruiting every month. However, it may be fruiting deeper than you are willing to go. I have found them up to 13 inches deep.

Hi Eric
By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-05-06 20:38:56 CDT (-0400)

I find them by digging around in the ground in the area I first found them (they are usually about 8 cm below the surface. As you know, spring can be pretty slow for mushrooms, so I make due with what mother nature provides. Pretty fun finding these, but I wish they were edible! I have found both E. ophioglossoides and E. capitata growing on these in the fall. Perhaps they have some medicinal properties I am not aware of?

Hi Erl
By: Eric Smith (esmith)
2014-05-06 19:46:17 CDT (-0400)

How are you finding/collecting these? Do you find Elaphocordyceps spp. growing on them in the fall?

By: Erlon (Herbert Baker)
2014-05-06 10:13:20 CDT (-0400)

I’ve been finding these every year in the same area. I can send out some samples if you or anyone would like to take a look at them. I wish the term ‘group’ would show up in my life list, it would be easier to sort through my observations.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-05-06 02:56:56 CDT (-0400)

is certainly in the E. granulatus grouping.

Herbert this may not be E. granulatus in Maine. On the east coast, there are several other Elaphomyces which mimic E. granulatus. So while this IS E. granulatus group, it may not be E. granulatus itself.

In your area, you might also find E. anthrocinus, with a black peridium, but a white under-layer between the peridiam and the center (gleba) of the fruiting body.

Could also be something new, or something not well documented.

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