When: 2011-05-01

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

Notes:
On the ground near the stump of a long dead fallen elm.

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purple and red
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-05-02 19:15:48 PDT (-0700)

Purple and red tones are more evident in the bottom photo. They appear to start out a deep purple-brown and brecome more yellowish brown as they get older.

I think OB# 66641 might be the same thing.
http://mushroomobserver.org/66641

I would have called it P. badia or P. badiaconfusca
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2011-05-02 19:02:00 PDT (-0700)

depending on the spores…. hmmm

Hey Damon
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-02 16:41:49 PDT (-0700)

Just a reasonable guess as it is common in Ohio and there is a bit of violaceous ruddiness to my eye. I would have liked to see more color to make it a sure thing.

hey walt,
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-02 07:37:41 PDT (-0700)

Is this ID because near elm? I never know any macro characteristics for these early spring pezizas…