Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fungus Identification #02

Welcome to the exciting world of mushrooms! This was the hardest mushroom to identify and I'm not even sure if I have the correct name for it...

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This time I used glass instead of paper to make a spore print because the spores where white. 
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This is what the spores look like over a black table. The mushroom was pretty tiny so I had a hard time getting a good picture. Next time I'll use black paper instead of glass...

So, I think it is some kind of Tricholomatacae, which is frustrating for me to identify because it's a huge genera and there isn't really any solid taxonomy for it. But in my attempt to get as specific as possible, I narrowed it down to marasmuis cohaerens. Is that right? I have no idea. I'm going to name it painius inmyassus.

Nick found a very interesting fungus that I thought was pretty gross looking. I didn't take a picture of it myself, but here is an image of it along with the description. He found Black Witches Butter, or exidia glandulosa.

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3 comments:

cb said...

oh wow that black witch butter is totally creepy! Is it also poisinous? Caue it looks like it would be!
Xo,cb

Let It Be Raw said...

I don't think it's poisonous, but I don't think anyone has or wants to test out that theory... cause it looks like poop.

Lexie said...

Ha! I love that people in history have named plants/fungi things like "Black Witches Butter".

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