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Dyer's Polypore Phaeolus schweinitzii

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 11:54 AM PDT

Description

Found this young specimen of P. schweinizii in a cedar and hemlock forest.

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What

Common Button Lichen Buellia erubescens

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 01:06 PM PDT

Description

This was all over the bark of an Alder tree.

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What

Common Lichens Class Lecanoromycetes

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 02:26 PM PDT

Description

This orange lichen was fruiting on the Shore pines in shady or moist areas.

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What

Blackening Brittlegill Russula nigricans

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 12:31 PM PDT

Description

This large capped, black mushroom was just about too buggy to handle. But looking at the widely spaced gills, and seeing other R. nigricans in various stages of growth, I am fairly certain this is it. This was a large specimen, an almost 7 inch diameter cap!

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Gnome Plant Hemitomes congestum

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 12:10 PM PDT

Description

These are the old, dried up Hemitomes congestum I had photographed a few weeks ago. It is a good reference for what they look like as they decay.

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Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 11:51 AM PDT

Description

The forest floor was littered with these large mushroom bodies being parasitized by a Hypomyces or maybe a mold. I am not sure, but it was prolific!

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What

Cramp Balls Annulohypoxylon thouarsianum

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 12:04 PM PDT

Description

I sectioned a piece of this black crusty fungi, and could not see any spores. It had an interesting structure to it under the microscope, almost like honeycomb.

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What

True Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 10:19 AM PDT

Description

I found a fresh patch of this slimy stuff growing on the forest floor.

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What

Common Lichens Class Lecanoromycetes

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 10:16 AM PDT

Description

Found this lichen on the forest floor. It seemed like it had fallen from the canopy or somewhere else. It was not rooted or growing out of anything.

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What

Common Lichens Class Lecanoromycetes

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 10:12 AM PDT

Description

I found this crustose lichen on a branch in a mixed conifer forest floor.

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What

Velvet-footed Pax Tapinella atrotomentosa

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 11:46 AM PDT

Description

I have been watching the progression of these T. atromentosa growing (very slowly) over the past 6 weeks. These are still velvety, and now you can start to see the gill structure as the cap matures.

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What

True Slime Molds Class Myxomycetes

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 12:28 PM PDT

Description

This was an interesting orange fungi? that was encasing these sticks and other forest matter. I am not sure what it was.

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What

Candy Lichen Icmadophila ericetorum

Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 12:25 PM PDT

Description

Found a beautiful patch of fruiting I. ericetorum!

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Observer

autumna

Date

August 27, 2020 01:02 PM PDT

Description

If found this on a branch with a bunch of other lichens and moss. It was dry, but I rehydrated it in water for 30 minutes before observing it under my digital dissecting scope. It broke easily, and contained the elastic cord in the stems.

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What

Western Grisette Amanita pachycolea

Observer

autumna

Date

August 13, 2020 01:04 PM PDT

Description

Went out into the woods, but did not find much. This was the only large fruiting mushroom I found that day. It has been dry and hot. Found in a mixed conifer forest, mostly Douglas fir.
This specimen was about 6 inches tall, and had the volva still attached and turning orangish.

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 02:14 PM PDT

Description

Just holding this as a placeholder till I can ID this. Fruiting on a dead tree Alder stand.

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What

Slime Molds Phylum Mycetozoa

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 02:45 PM PDT

Description

This myxomycete was fruiting on top of moss on a log. This one was a pinkish-salmon color!

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 03:04 PM PDT

Description

The striate cap edges and almost target rings on this cap was just stunning. In a mixed forest.

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What

Amanita Mushrooms Genus Amanita

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 03:11 PM PDT

Description

One of our study group members pointed this specimens out to me. I didn't have the heart to pick it because of how perfect it was, so no gill shots.

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What

Ghost Pipes Monotropa uniflora

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 03:14 PM PDT

Description

Found some beautiful M. uniflora with RED centers! How cool is that!

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Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 03:19 PM PDT

Description

This blackened Russula was fruiting in a mixed forest along the coast in the PNW. The gills are structured closer together than the R. nigricans.

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What

Hairy Curtain Crust Stereum hirsutum

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 03:40 PM PDT

Description

Found this fresh specimen fruiting on a log in the fog belt. In a mixed forest with hemlock, alder and other trees.

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What

Brittlegills Genus Russula

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 06:31 PM PDT

Description

Found a large fruiting of these acrid tasting green capped Russula.

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Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 06:36 PM PDT

Description

This velvet capped mushroom was fruiting near some rotting stump in a hemlock and cedar forest.

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What

The Goblet Pseudoclitocybe cyathiformis

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 06:48 PM PDT

Description

Found this 7 inch tall specimen fruiting on the ground in a hemlock and cedar forest.

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What

Red-juice Tooth Hydnellum peckii

Observer

autumna

Date

August 4, 2020 06:57 PM PDT

Description

Found these fruiting in the same spot I found the H. peckii before. These specimens looked like they had just finished "bleeding".

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Square

Observer

autumna

Date

July 31, 2020 04:54 PM PDT

Description

This slime mold was fruiting on a clump of sticks in the moss, and was bright yellow. Looked like a clump of yellow cottage cheese.

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Observer

autumna

Date

July 31, 2020 04:54 PM PDT

Description

Found this slime mold all over this one log in various stages. It was cottage cheese looking and other patches looked very fine and net like. It was white but turned to a black spot after it was done fruiting.

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What

Velvet-footed Pax Tapinella atrotomentosa

Observer

autumna

Date

July 31, 2020 04:53 PM PDT

Description

This little button was really hard for me to key out. Because it was so young I was not able to get a spore print. The head is velvety and a light brown. The gills are more like little ridges at this point and barely observable under the rolled margin of the cap. the stipe is larger than the cap and also covered in velvet brown. There were a few of these fruiting in a hole in a decaying conifer tree stump.

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What

Common Gilled Mushrooms and Allies Order Agaricales

Observer

autumna

Date

July 31, 2020 04:44 PM PDT

Description

These rusty orange mushrooms were in a Spruce and Cedar forest in the duff. They seemed pretty old. The gills were dark brown and the stipe was fibrous. The flesh of the mushroom was golden yellow.

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