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Poplar Bells Schizophyllum amplum

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merav

Date

December 12, 2020 09:23 AM PST

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damontighe

Date

March 12, 2021 10:26 AM PST

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What

Manzanita Butter Clumps Cudonia spathulata

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nelruzam

Date

February 23, 2021 11:53 AM PST

Description

Madrone host
Microscopy by @damontighe

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julienpometta

Date

February 5, 2021 12:39 PM UTC

Description

Under redwood patch, everywhere in the duff, hundreds

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malacothrix

Date

December 27, 2020 12:13 PM UTC

Description

Slight dull orange reaction to KOH. No UV fluorescence at 365nm

Cheilocystidia and spores at 1000x and gill edge at 400x in Congo Red washed with 5% KOH

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What

Scalycaps Genus Pholiota

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damontighe

Date

January 11, 2021 10:06 AM PST

Description

Had green stains on cap, so I dropped KOH on it and surprisingly it caused a green reaction.

Microscopy =
spores = 9-10 x 6
Pleurocystidia = lanceolate to fusiform, thick walled and numerous

Gill edges UV fluorescent

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rmoger

Date

March 7, 2020 08:20 AM PST

Description

need help. very small sample - about a dime's width. On the underside of live oak branch with several other lichen. Saw no other examples nearby. Lichen? Dodder?

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What

Velvet Shield Pluteus umbrosus

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warren_cardimona

Date

December 15, 2020 02:36 PM PST

Description

unusually textured stipe for Pluteus

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malacothrix

Date

December 12, 2020 03:47 PM UTC

Description

Growing in the decomposing material underneath patches of reeds next to the lake shore. No blueing noted. Smell fungoid, taste fungoid with very slight bitterness. No reaction to KOH on pileus or stipe. No UV fluorescence noted at unknown wavelength of UV flashlight. Micrographs are at 1000x using congo red washed with KOH of the gill edge with cheilocystidia, and the non-stained gill edge using KOH. Hygrophanous cap, Spore print something like chocolate lavender.

NOTE: The first photo does not accurately show the color of the pileus, please see other photos.

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tomfowl

Date

December 5, 2020 01:49 PM UTC

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sapienshane

Date

December 6, 2020 11:02 AM PST

Description

On wood

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joshmcginnis

Date

August 10, 2020

Description

Isolated from a wild spore print of Panaeolus cinctulus.

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leah_mycelia

Date

October 23, 2020 01:26 PM PDT

Description

Something unusual, I have never seen this species before. Found by @quickanddirtygardens in a small patch of old growth forest near the Oregon coast away from any trails. Growing singly on the ground, near, but not on wood.

Stipe on mature specimen 19 cm long! By 1 cm wide. Hollow interior, bulbous base. Seems like an Agrocybe as far as I can guess. At the Mushroomexpert.com key it fit best with A. firma. However, it was growing close to, not on wood, not in clusters and as far as I can tell there is no record of the species for the west coast in any local key or book. The stipe is also more than two times as long as the top range for that species. The spores (20 of them measured tediously and carefully by @stellar_viscera) were also too large for that species, measuring 9-12 x 6-7.8 microns. Spores are in range for A. putaminum, but the stipe length is still 2x longer than the range given for that species, and the cap seems darker/less yellow than the description.

Slight yellowing of stipe with KOH. Slides of spore print included with an Agaricus (top) for color comparison. They are a warm brown. I am drying the specimen and may have it sequenced through the Oregon Mycological Society. I welcome any species suggestions.

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What

Lake Merritt Cuthona Cuthona perca

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chloe_and_trevor

Date

October 24, 2020 04:10 PM PDT

Description

Found two of them (separate spots) clinging to Ciona.

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jules-amanita

Date

September 27, 2020 02:18 PM EDT

Description

Found near oak, maple, sweet gum, beech, and tulip poplar.
Spore print is tan, smell is vague and indistinct, flavor is vaguely bitter. Flesh is brittle and watery, white on the inside. Stains pinkish then brown with damage, including the inner flesh. No distinction between cap flesh and stem flesh.

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What

Mottlegills Genus Panaeolus

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 29, 2020 05:40 PM PDT

Description

This entire grass arc has these weird partially close capped Panaeolus all over. This grass was laid within the past year so this is the first summer cycle for it. Slight blue stain to base of stipe

Microscopy:
spores = 15 x 8.75 um
basidia =
clamps = present

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What

Rust Fungi Order Pucciniales

Observer

nelruzam

Date

August 9, 2020 01:07 PM PDT

Description

@damontige @leptonia Sidalcea host

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What

Aldercaps Genus Naucoria

Observer

leptonia

Date

August 18, 2012

Description

A mycorrhizal species associated with introduced Silver Birch, this species appears to be a first report for California. Although the sequence was not entirely clean, it did show similarity to N. salicis and N. bohemica.

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danmorton

Date

July 16, 2020 08:31 AM HST

Description

Cap has long trailing marginal fibers. Cap not expanding in age. Gills rusty brown. Spores in KOH at 400x.

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What

Amanita Sect. Vaginatae Section Vaginatae

Observer

malacothrix

Date

June 12, 2020

Description

Found growing under Populus tremuloides

Micrographs taken on samsung phone camera. All photos at 1000x using congo red stain. Eyepiece micrometer calibrated to 1um per tic at 1000x

.ab1 file located at
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1NP6hKn5e1v28c6DC_oC2Dw8E851tWeKj?usp=sharing

See also- (thanks Damon)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/49911583
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/49910065

Apparent host
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/49910714

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What

Red Gunnel Pholis schultzi

Observer

mckittre

Date

June 25, 2017 11:20 AM AKDT

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What

Dallis Grass Paspalum dilatatum

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 16, 2020 08:09 PM PDT

Description

This grass had a "seed" on it that had strong UV fluorescence that the moth in the previous observations was attracted too. The stamens though appeared to be present beneath the UV fluorescent bit at about the same distance as the moths body.

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damontighe

Date

March 16, 2020 06:23 PM PDT

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What

Dryander's Grevillea Grevillea dryandri

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 15, 2020 03:43 PM PDT

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What

Green Pepe Mycena chlorophos

Observer

damontighe

Date

March 13, 2020 09:04 PM PDT

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damontighe

Date

March 11, 2020 05:26 PM PDT

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anudibranchmom

Date

July 4, 2019 05:20 AM PDT

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damontighe

Date

December 26, 2019 10:29 AM PST

Description

on decayed Arctostaphylos. Microscopy - used melzer's reagent. each fruting body ~ 300um in diameter. I think I see basidia.

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damontighe

Date

January 26, 2020 02:31 PM PST

Description

Growing on Sargent Cypress wood, well decayed

KOH = no reaction

spores = irregular and angular 10-11 x 6-7 um, inamyloid,

Basidia = ~40-45 x 6-8 um

did not see clamps
did not see Cheilocystidia

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dgreenberger

Date

November 30, 2018 02:11 PM PST

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catchang

Date

December 28, 2019 03:07 PM PST

Description

On downed branch of Quercus agrifolia.

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nelruzam

Date

December 21, 2019 04:54 PM PST

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What

Bonnets Genus Mycena

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malacothrix

Date

November 11, 2019 11:33 AM UTC

Description

Smells like peas, almost bleachy but not like leptocephala. Taste is unpleasant at first and then strongly acrid and bitter, and leaves a burning sensation in the mouth for several minutes.

All microscopy at 1000x numbers on scale bar are 10um, notches are 1um. 1st image is spores in KOH. The rest are congo red. 2nd is hyphae from stipe cortex close to gills. 3rd is stipe cortex, but seems to have basidia and these other weird cells found on gill edge. 4 is gill edge for comparison, 5 and 6 are from stipe cortex, looks like the caulocystidia. The last two are from the gill edge.

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damontighe

Date

December 2, 2018 11:13 AM PST

Description

Microscopy
spore size varies. on average ~ 18 x 9 um, 1-2 oil droplets

Habitat: redwoods, tanoak, doug fir

second batch of microscopy at 1000X added on 2021.02.11 Methylene blue used as a stain, so that is why some of the spores have a blue hue to them

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What

Northern Red Belt Fomitopsis mounceae

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sumermark

Date

October 20, 2019 10:55 AM PDT

Description

Fomitopsus pinicola

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What

Conic Morel Verpa conica

Observer

damontighe

Date

May 20, 2018 04:13 PM PDT

Description

8 spores in each ascus. Cream colored spore deposit

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damontighe

Date

February 6, 2019 10:19 PM PST

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damontighe

Date

February 4, 2019 03:08 PM PST

Place

Ecuador (Google, OSM)

Description

Hygrocybe aphylla

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What

Green Beetle Hanger Hesperomyces virescens

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 7, 2016 06:36 PM PDT

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What

Waxcaps Genus Hygrocybe

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nelruzam

Date

February 18, 2019 06:16 PM PST

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Waxcaps Genus Hygrocybe

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nelruzam

Date

February 18, 2019 06:00 PM PST

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Waxcaps Genus Hygrocybe

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nelruzam

Date

February 18, 2019 05:56 PM PST

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What

Waxcaps Genus Hygrocybe

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nelruzam

Date

February 18, 2019 05:25 PM PST

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What

Coulter's Wild Cabbage Caulanthus coulteri

Observer

damontighe

Date

May 13, 2018 05:05 PM PDT

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What

Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps

Observer

damontighe

Date

November 29, 2018 03:59 PM PST

Description

Image purposefully manipulated to test the AI and the uncanny Gestalt level of many Birders.

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What

Dinoflagellates and Allies Phylum Miozoa

Observer

damontighe

Date

September 14, 2018 03:00 AM PDT

Description

Wild guess but somethings making the water bioluminescence. Map shows general distribution in red

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What

Variable Checkerspot Euphydryas chalcedona

Observer

damontighe

Date

May 21, 2017 12:38 PM PDT

Description

a strong correlation of checkerspots with this sombrero. Is it the salt? is it the color?

Pink weave in sombrero is strongly UV fluorescent and the two checkerspots that landed on the hat during the day all landed along the pink weave.

Hat UV fluorescence image taken next day on a hat from the same batch.

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Ghost Fungus Omphalotus nidiformis

Observer

dunnart-at-large

Date

May 11, 2017 02:30 PM AEST

Description

During Bookend Trust bug 'etc' hunts with schools for Arbor Week at the Devonport Arboretum, one group of students picked these.
NB green night-time photos by Keith Martin-Smith. His camera recorded the glow as green, but I have also photoshopped one to the blue-white glow that my eyes said they were.

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Violet Crust Punctularia atropurpurascens

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tiwane

Date

February 23, 2017 12:33 PM PST

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What

Water Clover Marsilea vestita

Observer

merav

Date

December 25, 2016 02:22 PM PST

Description

Amphibian eggs?

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What

Bleeding Fairy Helmet Mycena haematopus

Observer

damontighe

Date

January 2, 2017 02:20 PM PST

Description

The mycellium glows!

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What

Pines Genus Pinus

Observer

damontighe

Date

January 2, 2017 02:49 PM PST

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Speckled Greenshield Lichens Genus Flavopunctelia

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 7, 2016 06:21 AM PDT

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Transverse Lady Beetle Coccinella transversoguttata

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 21, 2016 12:02 PM PDT

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PCT

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What

Shelf Fungi Order Polyporales

Observer

finatic

Date

April 20, 2015 01:24 PM PDT

Description

Alachua County, Florida, US

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What

Yellow Stainer Agaricus xanthodermus

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leptonia

Date

November 17, 2015 11:34 AM PST

Description

Day 2

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karolina

Date

September 16, 2015 06:26 PM EDT

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What

Orchid Mantis Hymenopus coronatus

Observer

zleng

Date

September 12, 2015

Place

Semenyih (Google, OSM)

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Bold Jumping Spider Phidippus audax

Observer

ptexis

Date

August 28, 2015

Place

Texas, US (Google, OSM)

Description

This is a large jumper, maybe Phidippus? It was a very calm and deliberate spider, very cooperative to photograph.

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What

Solifuges Order Solifugae

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tiwane

Date

September 7, 2015 08:41 PM PDT

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dloarie

Date

September 1, 2015

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What

Amanita Mushrooms Genus Amanita

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notana

Date

August 29, 2015 10:36 AM CDT