Sphenisciform spores

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hurray for penguins!
By: else
2016-01-15 15:33:55 MST (-0700)
I went back and found
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2016-01-15 15:07:06 MST (-0700)

The fruitbody. It didn’t smell very good, but hey, at least the spores were intact. Dextrinoid and penguin-shaped.

probably is the penguinspored species
By: else
2016-01-05 21:12:15 MST (-0700)

but, it could be something totally new and unexpected !

Must be their time..
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2016-01-05 20:45:27 MST (-0700)

Coincidentally, I found these yesterday in Marin.. with penguins.

Cap and stipe
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2016-01-05 20:37:27 MST (-0700)

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

By: else
2016-01-05 20:22:51 MST (-0700)

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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