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Chip Cherries (Leratiomyces ceres)

Observer

kbrizgys

Date

December 9, 2019 02:01 PM UTC

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What

Dicots (Class Magnoliopsida)

Observer

mlc204

Date

October 4, 2020 04:54 PM PDT

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What

Little Cone Bell (Nolanea holoconiota)

Observer

douglassmith

Date

June 7, 2010

Description

Found under mixed conifer forest.

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Waxcaps (Genus Hygrocybe)

Observer

douglassmith

Date

January 31, 2009

Description

Ok, this isn’t much of an observation, but the recent New Zealand obs., and the recent discussions of the unknown Mycena Observation #4649, reminded me of this one.

This is a tiny bright colored little guy, brought in by James Edmonds at the last BAMS ACCF, at Albion, CA. It was only about 3-4mm in diameter, and about 1.5-2cm long. Didn’t know much what to do with it, bright, and slightly waxy maybe, so we kinda put a name of Hygrocybe sp. on it. I took a photo, as I try to do, and later just put a number on it, and popped it in the drier. But since it was soo small, also all by itself, just didn’t know what to do about it, and mostly forgot about it.

But looking over the New Zealand and other Tropical observations (Ecuador maybe?), I keep seeing something like this, as perhaps a bright red Mycena.

But not sure, in the end don’t know. Haven’t seem much else like this little guy in California before or since. But thought I would toss it up here, as another possible tropical California siting, and see what people thought (or not)…

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Dung Button (Poronia erici)

Observer

leptonia

Date

August 30, 2019 02:56 PM MDT

Description

On Cow dung.

Fruitbodies max out at about 5.2 mm wide.
Spores are about 25-26 µm x 18-19 µm.

Second image shows a small pile of shiny black spores at the mouth of an emerging perithecium.

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Boletes (Family Boletaceae)

Observer

jonaleef

Date

July 27, 2019 06:14 PM PDT

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True Puffballs (Genus Bovista)

Observer

garth_harwood

Date

April 5, 2019 07:13 AM PDT

Description

Penny is 3/4 inch diameter. young and firm, in grassland setting.

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Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies (Order Agaricales)

Observer

alison_pollack

Date

February 20, 2019 11:03 AM HST

Description

Each of these fruiting bodies is very very small -- only about 0.1-0.2mm wide. Shot with an extreme macro lens, focus stack of 142 photos. I am guessing on the ID based on reading in Ascomycetes of North America. Could also be a Basidiomycete, something like a Lachnella species?

Debbie Klein found this and brought it to me to do extreme macro photography in my home studio. The first photo is a focus stack of 142 images. The second is focus stacked from 54 images.

The second photo is a different part of the same piece of wood. Those fruiting bodies appear to be a little more mature. The third photo is a crop of the first photo to show more detail.

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Stalked Hairy Fairy Cup (Lachnum virgineum)

Observer

alison_pollack

Date

December 25, 2018 12:43 PM HST

Description

Focus stack of 71 images, shot with an extreme macro lens.

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Common Milkcaps (Genus Lactarius)

Observer

leptonia

Date

July 8, 2015 09:55 PM MST

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Thiers' Lepiota (Lepiota thiersii)

Observer

leptonia

Date

January 26, 2019 04:24 PM PST

Description

Pileipellis cells tightly packed upright, each with a strongly swollen apex.
Spores not dextrinoid, ellipsoid. Cheilocystidia not observed.

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Inkcaps (Genus Coprinopsis)

Observer

adambryant

Date

March 6, 2018

Description

Michel Beeckman identified this as a species from subsection Atramentarii, close to C.sis krieglsteineri and C.sis erythrocephala

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Observer

damontighe

Date

January 5, 2019 01:48 PM PST

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What

Smith's Bolete (Boletus smithii)

Observer

noah_siegel

Date

December 20, 2018 10:35 AM PST

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Observer

damontighe

Date

November 20, 2018 10:59 AM PST

Description

On well rotten wood with white cheese polypore close by

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Amanita Mushrooms (Genus Amanita)

Observer

damontighe

Date

August 19, 2018 04:41 PM PDT

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What

Golden-gilled Waxy Cap (Hygrocybe flavifolia)

Observer

alison_pollack

Date

February 2018

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What

Deathcap (Amanita phalloides)

Observer

kentonkwok

Date

August 13, 2018 08:37 AM PDT

Description

Unusually sulcate or striate margins. The older ones were drying out and the flesh was collapsing onto the gills.

Found under irrigated Redwood with hardwoods nearby.