Collection location: Millennium Park, Creve Coeur, Missouri, USA [Click for map]
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.
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and great observation.
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.
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?