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#1 OldAndMiserable

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 12:49 PM

So I found this in the woods today, all by itself. When I picked it from the dirt, it had that root (4-5 inches)... Whaaaa???

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It got a bit mangled in my pocket, but that's basically how it looked (minus the squished parts)

-Thin, solid stem
-1" cap, light grey
-Gills same colour
-Cap (getting spore print now)

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Anyone have any ideas! Before it was smushed, the stem was pretty rigid, and the entire mushroom felt fake, like plastic.

#2 Alan Rockefeller

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 11:54 AM

Try this key:  http://mushroomexpert.com/xeruloid


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#3 Alan Rockefeller

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Posted 05 November 2018 - 11:54 AM

Psilocybe neoxalapensis often has roots much longer than the mushroom stem itself.   

https://mushroomobserver.org/336927


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#4 roc

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Posted 06 November 2018 - 02:17 PM

Off topic...

 

Great to see you around these parts Allen!


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#5 OldAndMiserable

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Posted 07 November 2018 - 08:46 AM

Thank you for the feedback! I only found the one, and it was pretty beat up by the time I got it home, but it was a really neat find! Hope I can find more!






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