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Even more Texas Shrooms - They're everywhere - More Help
    #1704044 - 07/10/03 10:52 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Here's more shrooms from Texas.  I was leaving my apartment when I saw the first one growing.  I decided when I got back, I would go and take a pic and pick it. :smile:  But on my way there, I found many more interesting specimens.

I have many more pics than these, but this was my upload limit.  If it is needed I will post more when I am able.

This first one was found growing in mulch surrounding a tree.  The whole mushroom was around 10-11 cm in length.  Cap was 3 cm wide x 3.5 cm tall.  White with purple specs across the cap.  The stem was 8-9 cm long.  White fading to a purple/brown color.  It was bulbous at the base.

Sporeprint is on the way.

What was amazing about this shroom was when I cut the stem.  It immediately begin bruising red, which over the course of 10-15 seconds turned to a blood red as you can see in the pic.  It really was extrordinary, very deep and pretty red.  It appearance was so close to blood, that my g/f thought it was, she thought I cut myself with the knife I used to cut it.

I actually found another group of what I believe were immature specimens of the same species.  They were very purple. 









I'm not sure this next one is mushroom or not, but it sure was interesting.  It had a stem, but there was no discernable cap.  The top was covered in a powder I assume to be spores, that was the exact same color and appearance as iron rust.

I found the two specimens that were rust colored, then found the next one, which I at first thought was a different species, but now believe it is the same just more mature.  The mature one is the one I cross sectioned.  It measured 3.5 cm x 4 cm.

It no longer had the rust stuff on the top of it, except for a minute amount. 

Those little balls in the top of it were a hard consistency, like a nut.  EDIT - They weren't as hard as I thought.  Actually pretty soft.









Not sure these are mushrooms either, but they kinda look like it, and they were growing from mycelium.
These last ones were growing in mulch surrounded by various landscaping plants such as monkey grass.  There were hundreds,  if not thousands of them. 

There was no clear distinction between the stem and the cap, they basically just looked like an inverted funnel. 
They each had those 3 black pods in each of them. 

Edit - They were .5 cm - .75 cm wide x .5 cm tall.

And you can't tell from the pic, but the inside of the cap, where the 3 pods were resting, was a iridescent silver.  It was really cool looking.

   
I look forward to hearing everyone weigh in.  Anything else I should do while they are still semi-fresh? 


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Re: Even more Texas Shrooms - They're everywhere - More Help [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #1704355 - 07/11/03 12:33 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The first one is a Lepiota. You've shown it good in the photos - did the bruising change to another color after awhile (is it still red, or did it become another color)?

I can't tell what the second set of photos is showing. Possibly one of the false truffles?

The last one is Cyathus striatus, a common bird's nest fungus.

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    #1704499 - 07/11/03 01:39 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The bruising just turned even darker.  It became a dark, dark red nearly black, but not quite.

Concerning the one that you said may be a false truffle, it doesn't smell so good. :frown: 


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Re: Even more Texas Shrooms - They're everywhere - More Help [Re: HagbardCeline]
    #1706190 - 07/11/03 04:27 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

The Lepiota keys out as being near Lepiota flammeotincta. I have no information on edibility of that species. Since there are deadly species in the genus, experimentation is not advised.

Among the false truffles, the genus Gautieria is noted for having species that smell particularly foul. I found some a few years ago that smelled exactly like diesel fuel. I brought them home (to take to the mushroom fair in a few days), and even through the paper bag they were in the entire house soon smelled like diesel fuel. So I got a 1 gallon ziploc bag and put them and the paper bag inside and sealed it airtight. The next morning you could smell them strongly within about 8 feet. So I put the whole thing inside another ziploc bag and sealed it. The next morning you could still smell it within about 3 feet. So I put all of it in yet another ziploc bag and sealed it. On this, the final morning, you could still smell them if you put your nose up to the bag and sniffed. Without any doubt the strongest smelling (but not the most foul) of any mushroom I've ever found.

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