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...


This time I used glass instead of paper to make a spore print because the spores where white. 
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.



cb said...

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

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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