Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Mushrooms of 10-15-9

1. The sulfer shelf! Laetiporus sulphureus. My first time seeing it.
Soon it will be my first time eating it.

2. Strawberries & Cream anyone? Hydnellum peckii.
Another first time spotting.

3. This is a weird one. Blueish cap turning brown, white, almost microscopic pores on the underside. Stems long or short, robust. A clump can be over a foot wide. After some quality time with Mushrooms Demystified it seems this is the edible Albatrellus flettii

You can barely make out some pores

4. These blue mushrooms almost glowed against the forest duff and
the tiny orange mushrooms they were growing among

5. the tiny orange mushroom: Hygrocybe miniata?

6. Another orange mushroom

7. and another

8. A sticky orange-brown one

9. and an orange-brown bolete

9. what tree ?

My First Matsutaki

Monday, October 12, 2009

Allotropa virgata

Indicator saprophyte for Matsutaki.
Don't you wish you knew where these were?

Mushrooms from 10-9-9


Black velvet tops found in mixed coniferous forest on ground

Yellow shrooms growing on soil on top of decaying log.

Looks like glass or ceramic, flat underside is spongy, was whitish, growing from dead log

Pushing up the moss, growing from underground. If it was orange, it'd be a lobster

Lilac edge, dark purple center in a rusulla-like stem and gills