When: 2017-03-26

Collection location: Blue Grass Rd., Mount Pleasant, Michigan, USA [Click for map]

Who: Heather Waterman (ripkord)

No specimen available

Notes:
Growing just inside rotting Birch log.

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By: Heather Waterman (ripkord)
2017-03-28 07:20:46 PDT (-0700)

I can return to site and puncture. Will also look for any more specimens in the area for variation in color. Thank you for all of the information and discussion.

i have seen L. epidendrum
By: Matt Welter (mattfungus)
2017-03-27 21:05:44 PDT (-0700)

overwinter like this. I checked out MO and found the following similar observations at similar latitudes in NA in spring and even winter.

http://mushroomobserver.org/196794?q=3UDP

http://mushroomobserver.org/202774?q=3UDP

http://mushroomobserver.org/90467?q=3UDP

What I also noticed by going through the record is that these observations included similar observations in November and December and then almost complete lack of observations in these lattitudes for Jan and Feb, and sometimes March, first appearance in this state being April. I am guessing its because of snow cover.

Anyone know if this tougher darker form is to help L. epidendrum overwinter?

If these are Lycoperdon…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-03-27 20:20:04 PDT (-0700)

found during March in Michigan, there should be evidence of mature spore distribution.

/tips hat
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-03-27 11:46:19 PDT (-0700)
Thanks Danny
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2017-03-27 11:38:33 PDT (-0700)

for keeping my/our cavalierity in check. (Earnest thanks.)