Observation 27220: Agrocybe Fayod

When: 2008-07-13

Collection location: Charapa, Lago Agrio, Sucumbíos, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

No specimen available


Specimen growing from a crude-soaked burlap sack filled with oil, sawdust and woodchips from a nearby broomstick factory, and spent Pleurotus spawn, situated along a man-made embankment of the Charapa oil pit.

Collected for the Amazon Mycorenewal Project.

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Crude is harvested from the Charapa pit — the first and oldest pool of discarded petroleum in Ecuador — to mix into the bunker spawn which will line an 8 ft. embankment at the pit’s edge.
Copyright © 2007 unknown
Burlap sacks are filled with a mixture of Pleurotus spawn, woodchips and sawdust from a local broomstick factory, and crude from the pit below.

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Ooohh… too many options.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-01-20 04:39:28 CST (-0600)

As a small brown job, there are too many options here. And it looks a little dried out, so some of the features on the cap are lost. Could be Tubaria, Simocybe, Agrocybe, Naucoria maybe, if you stretch Conocybe, Galerina, and others…

i struggle with the little agarics,
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-01-20 00:11:54 CST (-0600)

but I have to imagine one of you out there in MushroomObserver land have got an idea of what this is, or at least an educated guess.