When: 2017-11-03

Collection location: Millennium Park, Creve Coeur, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

No specimen available

Notes:
Several small clusters fruiting in deep leaf litter and forest debris in mixed woods.
Many of the specimens have anomalous growths on the caps. I found several other clusters a week ago at this same park, but none of those specimens had any unusual growths on their caps.

Images

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Anomalous growths on cap
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Anomalous growths on cap
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Anomalous growth on cap
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Anomalous growth of cap
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Anomalous growths on cap
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In situ
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In situ
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Hints of violet in the mycelium also.
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Pinkish buff spore print

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Comments

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Thanks, Sylvia. This beautiful species is
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-11-06 06:05:53 WIB (+0700)

so photogenic:)

Great photo Judi
By: weed lady (Sylvia )
2017-11-06 04:49:30 WIB (+0700)

and great observation.

Sorry Judi
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-11-06 03:08:09 WIB (+0700)

I’ve never seen or heard of this before. Seems like it could be some sort of genetic misfire though – it doesn’t seem like an adaptation to habitat for example.

Thanks, Terri. I understand this phenomenon
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-11-06 00:58:41 WIB (+0700)

is somewhat common with this species, although I have never seen it before. Do you know if there is a scientific term for these anomalous formations?

Wow! Stunning photo Judi
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2017-11-05 09:39:46 WIB (+0700)