Observation 24420: Xanthoconium affine (Peck) Singer var. affine

When: 2009-08-16

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Kyle (kydelic)

No specimen available

This was found overly mature, the center of the cap was sunken, the stalk was seeming rotted, and when I broke off the fruiting body there was a LOT of water (you can see droplets on the mushroom in one of the pictures). It smelled absolutely horrible, very acrid, and left the stench all over my hands. It was found growing out of soil out of which some trees were growing a few feet away, but I do not know what species of tree it was, a typical Florida tree, spanish moss and all.


Droplets visible

Proposed Names

62% (2)
Recognized by sight: Tubes on hymenium, depressed stipe might give clue to species, but pore surface under cap suggests it may be parasitized, possibly by something like Hypomyces.
80% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: it’s in rough shape, but looks sorta like it…

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It is doubtlessly parasitized by beginning Hypomyces/Sepedonium mould.
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-08-18 15:51:55 PDT (-0700)
By: tangoking (tangoking)
2009-08-16 23:41:45 PDT (-0700)

The whitish mold on this fungi leads me to believe that it is in a stage of being parasitized:


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