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Date

January 4, 2020 01:56 PM PST

Description

Found in a Douglas fir and Alder Plantation. They were growing in leaf litter in small groups or single. The specimens I found were about 9cm-11cm tall, with a stem of about 8cm. The width of the cap was 40-55mm and the width of the stem at apex 8mm, and 15mm at base. The odor was mushroomy. The surface of the cap was smooth and dry. No latex, or veil remnants. There was an annulus and it was positioned central on the stem. The spore print was brown, the gills were even, concolorous and tired adnate, and the specimen seemed to be hygrophonous.

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What

Cascade Oregon-Grape Berberis nervosa

Observer

autumna

Date

January 3, 2020 01:15 PM PST

Description

I found this growing under a Pseudotsuga menziesii, plantation at the McDonald Dunn Forest, in Oregon. The leaves were leathery, shiny and smooth, with opposite branching on a woody stem. It grew in single upright branches from the ground. Total height was about 12-18 inches tall. I know this plant as Mahonia nervosa.

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What

Splitgill Mushroom Schizophyllum commune

Observer

autumna

Date

February 16, 2020 03:09 PM PST

Description

This fuzzy little specimen was growing on a maple log in clusters. The coloring on the cap ranges from whitish to grey, and the caps are velvety and have a hairy margin. The gill side has the infamous split gill pattern. The spore print was white and the spores were cylindrical, and smooth.

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Purplepore Bracket Trichaptum abietinum

Observer

autumna

Date

February 16, 2020 06:36 PM PST

Description

This shelflike and leathery fungi was growing on a hardwood log. The cap was about 3 cm and in a fan shape, a velvety texure and zoned grey and purple coloring. The spore side was tinged with a bright violet color and white, and the spore print was whiteish. The spores are sausage shaped, cylindrical, and smooth.

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Turkey-Tail Trametes versicolor

Observer

autumna

Date

February 16, 2020 06:40 PM PST

Description

This specimen is a shelflike, polypore, that is thin and leathery. It is growing in a fan shape and is strongly zoned different colors ranging from buff to brown. The surface is velvety and the margin is wavy and a bit hairy. Growing on a hardwood log. The pore side is a dingy white and the spore print was white. See the spores in the microscopic image, they are cylindrical, smooth and kind of sausage shaped.

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Observer

autumna

Date

February 16, 2020 06:45 PM PST

Description

This maze polypore was growing on a hardwood log. This was zoned white/grey, velvety, cap that had a bit of green algae growing on it. The underside was a maze-like gill system, and this specimen was growing next to Stereum striatum and Trametes versicolor.

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Hairy Curtain Crust Stereum hirsutum

Observer

autumna

Date

February 16, 2020 03:24 PM PST

Description

Thin leathery, pliant shelf like specimen. Velvety on top with a zoned color from browns to yellows. The spore side is yellow to brown. You can see the hairs on the top and near the margin. There is a slight stipe as a narrowed lateral base. Found on a hardwood log growing with other polypore fungi.

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Slimy Spike Gomphidius glutinosus

Observer

autumna

Date

January 1, 2020 08:42 PM PST

Description

I found this solitary specimen growing under my Douglas Fir. It has a very viscous cap and the wine red and bright yellow was very distinct. The spore print was almost black. As this specimen dried out, it tuned black.

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Turkey-Tail Trametes versicolor

Observer

autumna

Date

December 23, 2019 02:47 PM PST

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What

Fluted Brown Elfin Saddle Helvella maculata

Observer

autumna

Date

January 3, 2020 12:28 PM PST

Description

This Helvella maculate was standing in the duff under a Douglas fir. On our hike through the McDonald Dunn forest, we saw hundreds of these in various ages.

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Wrinkled Club Fungus Clavulina rugosa

Observer

autumna

Date

January 3, 2020 01:00 PM PST

Description

This ectomycorrhizal fungi was found in the Pseudotsuga menziesii plantation of the McDonald Dunn Forest. They were fruiting everywhere in lines and partial circles, associated with the roots of the trees. They were blunt white coral with wrinkled branches. I saw the same species on three other occasions in different Douglas Fir plantations.

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What

Yellowfoot Craterellus tubaeformis

Observer

autumna

Date

February 2, 2020 03:21 PM PST

Description

I found a patch of Craterellus tubaeformis just below the snow line under a Pseudotsuga menziesii plantation. This specimen was about 5 inches tall and the cap was 2 inches wide. It was a dull yellow color with blunt decurrent gills.

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Observer

autumna

Date

January 19, 2020 11:34 AM PST

Description

I found these Peziza vesiculosa growing in my straw and sawdust garden beds under some blackberry plants.
Cap width: 4.5cm and smaller
Stipe: no
Texture was smooth and waxy
Flesh was brittle
I found it on a dry 40 degree day.

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What

Candlesnuff Fungus Xylaria hypoxylon

Observer

autumna

Date

January 3, 2020 02:56 PM PST

Description

I found this X. hypoxylon in the old growth part of the McDonald Dunn Forest. It was in some moss on a branch of a maple tree.

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Observer

autumna

Date

February 9, 2020 01:01 PM PST

Description

This ascomycete cup fungi was found growing on wood buried underground. It had a cluster of olive brown/black-ish fungi growing at various ages. The spore bearing surface was a black-is brown, the underside of the cap was a blackish/red. The cap sat on a very short stipe. The flesh was a grayish white color.
Largest cap width: 6 cm
Cap thickness: 3mm
The microscopic features show an asci with 7+ spherical spores that seem to be smooth and round.

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Observer

autumna

Date

February 9, 2020 12:05 PM PST

Description

Growing in needle duff covered in moss. The specimens were growing near each other. Height: 75cm
Cap: 42mm
No latex
Stem is fibrillose and hollow
Gills are Free to adnexed
No veil
Pinkish brown spore print
Angled spores

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What

Sulphur Tuft Hypholoma fasciculare

Observer

autumna

Date

February 9, 2020 11:23 AM PST

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What

Douglas Fir Pseudotsuga menziesii

Observer

autumna

Date

January 4, 2020 01:55 PM PST

Description

A Pseudotsuga menziesii cone found in a plantation.

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