Project: Mushrooms of Santa Cruz County
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The fruitbody. It didn’t smell very good, but hey, at least the spores were intact. Dextrinoid and penguin-shaped.
but, it could be something totally new and unexpected !
Hi Else, I think the cap covering may have been thinner than normal due to the recent heavy rain beating it down. Likewise, the humidity of the air may have allowed the stipe covering to remain more intact as it lengthened – I see some similar patterning on the base of the stipe on this observation which is perhaps more typical: image 588284
did you check the spores of this specimen?
the pileus covering is a little on the thin side, and the fact that the same covering is still covering the stipe make me think it could be something else.
but, one look through the microscope at the spores should settle this easily: penguins? spheniscispora; no penguins in sight – something else !
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