Observation 291357: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2017-09-17

Collection location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)

No specimen available

Notes:
Growing through a crack in my driveway. Umbonate cap. Dark (almost black) spore print. Faint smell of radish.

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Yeah, Judi
By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2017-09-18 21:33:15 CDT (-0400)

I get a pretty impressive array of fungal critters in and around my yard. But this is the first time I found one growing from the middle of my driveway. I hope it’s not the last :)

Makes you wonder what’s going on
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-09-18 18:42:20 CDT (-0400)

under your driveway, doesn’t it … a large mycelium mat??? Do you get other mushrooms in your yard?

Pretty cool
By: Logan Wiedenfeld (LoganW)
2017-09-18 11:11:22 CDT (-0400)

Life, uh, finds away, I guess :)

On an unrelated note, I don’t think a careful study of this genus would help me even to recognize it when I saw it, let alone ID it to species. These drab saprobes are tough.

Awesome!!!
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-09-18 09:04:44 CDT (-0400)
Psathyrella…
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2017-09-18 00:21:06 CDT (-0400)

…a concrete-destroying fungus. Who could have thunk such a fragile mushroom could cause so much damage! Wait a second… You didn’t actually stage this myco photo-op, Logan? :-)

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