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Habitat: Where does it grow? Eg. woods, pasture, state, province, country, altitude, etc. What does it grow on? Eg. soil, dung, wood (dead, living, what kind of wood?), etc. Semi-wooded lot in pine & oak debris, SE GA
Gills: Color, attached/not, gills/pores, etc. spines/teeth, they were minute, can't estimate length but they were seriously tiny- warm light brown in color
Stem: Length, diameter, color, texture, hollow/solid, thin/thick, etc. hard to decipher, it grew from a BRIGHT TANGERINE ORANGE base that was the same reishi-like texture as the cap
Cap: Diameter, color, texture, conical/spherical, convex/concave, etc. It was approximately 3 in across, maybe a tad bit bigger, oblong shaped, lobed. The texture was smooth and kind of rubbery, and slightly pitted. AND BRIGHT,LIGHT, LAVENDER-BLUE PURPLE!!
Spore print color: Very important! I didn't take one, i put it back where I found it- I was being eaten alive by chiggers!
Bruising: Color that the mushroom bruises, if any. Damaged areas of the tooth surface seemed to bruise a darker shade of their own color.
Other information: Scent of the mushroom, anything else you think is important, large close-up pictures showing stem, cap and gills. Smelled pleasantly earthy/mushroomy. Like reishi but... fruitier? I can't find this in my field guide, Mushrooms of the Southeastern United States. Shape is similar to what is described for Mycorrhaphium adustum (kidney-shaped), but the colors/textures are all wrong. My crappy phone camera pics don't show the cap to it's greatest advantage, it was definitely PURPLE. In fact when I spotted the cap, before I bent down, I thought I was about to finally find a Lactarius indigo (which i WILL be finding this year, dammit!). I'm on a roll with purple mushies, hopefully that L. indigo isn't far behind! If anyone can fix these pictures please do, and i am going to be getting an SD card for my new camera this weekend and putting a stop to these smeary pics!
-------------------- Mushroom nerd, yoga & meditation enthusiast, hiker, paleo chef extraordinaire.
Anything I say about psilocybes is purely hypothetical.