Observation 79524: Sagaranella tylicolor (Fr.) V. Hofstetter, Clémençon, Moncalvo & Redhead

When: 2011-10-13

Collection location: Browns Camp, Tillamook State Forest, Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sava Krstic (sava)

Specimen available

Just two characteristic—-white spores and growth on dung—-suffice for Matchmaker to ID a mushroom as T. tylicor. In fact, there is a good match with the entire description. (Will add pictures.) Spore size here: 5.5-6 × 5-5.5 microns.

There is a small issue with the habitat. The only kind of dung that the description mentions as a possible substrate for T. tylicolor is human feces. Even though the place where these mushrooms were growing is not far from campgrounds, I don’t believe the wonderful substrate is of human origin. Perhaps what the picture shows is enough to ID the beast?

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Thanks, Jacob!
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2017-01-24 00:41:23 CST (-0500)

For the new name.

white spored mushrooms on dung
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-10-16 16:29:45 CDT (-0400)

I found a different white spored mushroom on horse dung in Veracruz, Mexico yesterday and thought of this observation. Mine was purplish and looked like a Clitocybe/Lepista.

By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-14 09:19:20 CDT (-0400)

Maybe it’s bigfoot dung… hehe

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