When: 2004-08-02

Collection location: Tallahassee, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Brian Seitzman

No specimen available

Growing on decomposing wood, probably hickory (nearly a monoculture where this specimen was found).

When cut open, the inside of the fruiting body is slimy and lined with greenish-gray masses that were likely made of spores. No distinctive odor and I absolutely was not going to try tasting it.

I am very uncertain even as to the genus, but it seemed enough like some sort of Phallogaster to venture a guess.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:40 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Tallahassee, FL’ to ‘Tallahassee, Florida, USA’

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Recognized by sight: I think Joshua has the right fungus name. The Missouri Mycological Society has five photos of the fruiting body Entonaema liquescens, and this photo fits the description very well. http://www.missourimycologicalsociety.org/images/L02230201.JPG
Used references: Photos of Entonaema in both books.
Horn, B., R. Kay and D. Abel. 1993. A Guide to Kansas Mushrooms. University Press of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas. 297p.

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Slimy Mass
By: Brian Seitzman
2008-06-12 16:07:34 CDT (-0400)

I wouldn’t call the inside gelatinous. It was more like slug slime in consistency. It was thin enough to drip out when the fruiting bodies were cut.

By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-06-12 13:52:29 CDT (-0400)

Was the inside a semi-translucent gelatinous mass? What exactly do you mean by slimy? I once found something that looked quite similar in Kentucky and didn’t know what it was for a year! I finally ided it to Entonaema liquescens Möller a very strange peritheciate ascomycete… It might be worth looking into