Observation 67525: Lycogala epidendrum (J.C. Buxb. ex L.) Fr.

When: 2011-05-16

Collection location: Liars Ridge Trail, Athens Conservancy, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available



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Recognized by sight: Although, color looks a little deeply red for Wolf’s Milk.

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The orange
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-17 14:01:01 EDT (-0400)

is Lycogala terrestre. Many of the MO observations here are most likely that species as well.

Red wolves’ milk
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-05-17 13:26:55 EDT (-0400)

Hi Dave,

The color of this fungus is quite variable. Hot pink is the must common, but I’ve seen them range from orange to maroon to deep purplish gray, with all colors in between. I think color is largely determined by the conditions under which the fungus develops. The red seen here is not common in my observations.

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