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Observation 96911: Mycena (Pers.) Roussel

When: 2012-05-19

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

38.53°N 78.15°E [Click for map]

Who: Penny Firth (pfirth)

No specimen available

Very small, tough-feeling fruiting body on Virginia pine log.

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This is image 1 close cropped, fill light added, and “sharpened” using Picasa software.Note that a second cap seems to be emerging at base of larger cap.

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Hey! I think there is a tiny
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-14 16:15:31 CDT (-0400)

second cap at the base of the tiny “original” – both were very dark, but photo manipulation seems to show an emerging second fruiting body.

No blue
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-14 16:01:34 CDT (-0400)

that I recall. I will be out there again this weekend and will check that log in case it is still there.
I will also try some manipulation of the photo to add fill light: it will mess with the color but might bring out more detail. I’ll upload as separate image.

I will be happy to send it (or what is left of it) to you. How? Just in bubble wrap?

My sense of it is that when I found it it was fresh, but not fully expanded yet. A very tough-feeling mushroom (I poked at it a bit and it was flexible).

I like the raven name!


By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2012-06-14 14:52:00 CDT (-0400)

did you get my camera question email?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-14 14:30:22 CDT (-0400)

was there any blue to this, or is it an artifact of the photograph (or my screen)?

I think it is unusual -
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-06-14 12:50:58 CDT (-0400)

was it fresh? – or is that the black residue of pitch in a dried mushroom? Penny, if you come across it again, can you send it to me? Until them I am calling this Leucoagaricus ravenellii for ‘little black raven’ Leucoagaricus.

No, did not pick or cut it.
By: Penny Firth (pfirth)
2012-06-12 08:22:07 CDT (-0400)

Seemed strange on pine. Not seen before.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-06-12 05:45:05 CDT (-0400)