Observation 76327: Schenella simplex T. Macbr.

When: 2011-09-14

Collection location: Manastash Ridge, Kittitas Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew MacMillen (andrewm57)

No specimen available

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They are whitish-cream outer pretty smooth, did not open at the veins, just barely protruding from the ground in a soiled area void of pine needles, but located with a large amount of Vanilla-Leaf plants. The picture has the mushrooms split in two, showing a rich syrup-like dark vein with a pleasant smell, placed onto a couple Vanilla-Leaf plants for contrast and size. The area is in a drainage where it has built-up dark soil from flooding. One of the mushrooms was a doublet, none were opened, not sure if they would open.

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-2% (2)
Recognized by sight: Thick outer wall, marbled black gleba
2% (2)
Recognized by sight: something about this says stinkhorn to me.
45% (2)
Recognized by sight: radiating gleba plates, felty peridium, truncate columella; formerly known as Radiigera atrogleba

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This fungus was first described as a Myxomycete!!!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-03-28 17:46:37 CEST (+0200)

I know, it’s hard to believe…

type specimen came from Yosemite, where it was found on a log…with the peridium eaten away by some mammal and only the gleba remaining, remaining bits resembling the form of a myxo.

A paper in Mycologia, published in 2005, traced its progress from Myxo to Fungus. It is genetically identical to Pyrenogaster atrogleba, but the Myxo genus gets priority and has been transfered to the Agaricales!

Cool beans.


they can
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-09-14 22:54:52 CEST (+0200)

this http://mushroomobserver.org/8455 smelled like flowers when it was collected. The odor of P. indusiatus can apparently be either “unpleasant or strongly sweet” according to Kuo.

the presence of context tissue extending up through the middle of the cross section and that zig-zaggy, radially-striate look to the gleba are what gave me the hunch.

do stinkhorns smell pleasant?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-14 22:27:05 CEST (+0200)
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-09-14 22:26:05 CEST (+0200)

well played man…
I was drinking decaf and taking wild shots in the dark…
I thought the shape of the black stuff was odd.

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