When: 2011-04-27

Collection location: 93rd Ave., Tumwater, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Extremely small- fruiting on Douglas fir cones.

Dark and somewhat translucent in appearance with a gelatinous texture.

Temp: low 40’s and raining hard.

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Used references: Mushrooms Demystified(Pg. 554-)
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Very cool observation
By: Charles Seltenright Sr (Shroomin Yooper)
2011-04-28 02:59:27 PDT (-0700)
Thanks for the I.D Damon-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-04-27 20:47:19 PDT (-0700)

Glad to know what it is now- much appreciated kind sir!

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-04-27 19:34:00 PDT (-0700)

I dont know anything about tree ID. Are you sure these are douglas fir cones? That would help me look for characteristics They are a cup fungus, with a stipe, which is important. Great picture to work with though.

Hey Damon-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-04-27 19:19:41 PDT (-0700)

I’ve never come across these before. Are they relative to a bladder cup of sorts? If ascomycota would they be possibly in the Plectania or Sarcosoma maybe? Let me know- pretty abundant around this spot today and really interesting to find >.<