Observation 21823: Rhodotus palmatus (Bull.) Maire

When: 2009-06-06

Collection location: Strouds Run State Park, Athens, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

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maybe…but what about a water soluble pigment that is merely staining the slime?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-08-09 22:08:00 EEST (+0300)

and coloring drops of moisture?

membrane around red droplets
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-09 20:07:17 EEST (+0300)

Debbie’s comment on another observation of this species got me thinking about the red drops of liquid. Viewing the middle photo at full size reveals that the droplets of liquid are surrounded by a thin membrane. These are not droplets of liquid, they are little bags of liquid! Maybe they impart adaptive advantage by storing water for the mushroom.

I agree, it’s wonderful
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-07 23:23:10 EEST (+0300)

This is one I would like to see live some time..

An Ohio Valley species
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2009-06-07 23:22:20 EEST (+0300)

Good shot Dan! It not rare in the Ohio River drainage areas.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-06-07 20:43:35 EEST (+0300)

I love this species, such cool looking mushrooms!!

Created: 2009-06-07 19:21:08 EEST (+0300)
Last modified: 2009-06-07 19:21:08 EEST (+0300)
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