Observation 64986: Non-fungal

When: 2011-04-01

Collection location: Cliff Cave Park, Arnold, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)

No specimen available

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i love the first of April!
By: else
2011-04-01 11:23:15 PDT (-0700)
Actually -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2011-04-01 11:22:59 PDT (-0700)

I saw in one source about these, that they are so popular, you can often find 10 grown men fighting over one for an hour.

Boy, that would be something to see, and they grow in the spring, that would be a veritable March madness I guess.

Re: ar ar
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-04-01 11:03:08 PDT (-0700)

Not at all, one of these can feed a family of six.

ar ar.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-04-01 08:27:11 PDT (-0700)

gettin’ a bit desperate for spring out your way?? ;)

Snowbank mushroom
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2011-04-01 08:25:26 PDT (-0700)

We did have snow last week, there are still sheltered areas with remnants.

The pseudo-stipe is black and has a hollow center.

More anatomical details later.

Nice color of blue…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2011-04-01 08:16:40 PDT (-0700)

Is this a usual thing to see in the spring? I would think if that was true, this is a “snowbank” mushroom, getting its moisture to grow from the melting snow. With the surface warts, I would think this might be a Lycoperdon, you should check the sources there. Did the fruiting body have a pseudostipe?

Also when you see these in the future, it would help to cut the body in half to check for the spore color before posting…

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