Observation 72492: Artomyces pyxidatus (Pers.) Jülich

When: 2011-07-08

Collection location: Gresham, Shawano Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: arebella (arebella)

Specimen available

Found in the woods, near a swamp by a mix of mainly deciduous forest. It was growing on a dead tree, I believe it was a conifer, probably a balsam as that’s what I remember the stand of trees were nearby. It was in a pretty dark area as well.

The mushroom in question smelled pleasant, was crumbly as you can see in the pictures. It didn’t take much for it to fall apart. There were quite a few groups of them in the woods and the groupings were as large as a softball on some of the dead pieces of wood. All of the wood was down and horizontal.

Was very difficult to find a picture of anything that looked exactly like my photo. Most were referring to a Ramaria, but it didn’t look quite like it and it wasn’t as solid to the touch as they were describing.

This mushroom species is listed as an edible.


Found on rotting conifer

Proposed Names

-59% (2)
Used references: Roger’s Mushrooms, Tom Volk
54% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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