Thursday, September 24, 2009

Grisette--Amanita vaginata--and Clavulinopsis laeticolor

"Grisette," Amanita vaginata.
 Common name refers to a French working-class woman, usually a part-time "flirt;" from "gris" (grey), the color of the cheap unbleached clothing they wore.
Anyway, these mushrooms have characteristic striated cap edges, a ring and a nice volva.
Bonus: this photo appears in Michael Kuo's latest book, "Mushrooms of the Midwest"!

Tiny orange coral, probably Clavulinopsis laeticolor.

Purple Russula & Fat Coral Mushroom

Lovely coral fungus, Ramaria sp.

Russula mariae (best guess). Russulas are not easy to identify without checking a lot of different features, none of which I was aware of when I found this.

Destroying Angel and Common Split-gill

Schizophyllum commune, "common split-gill" (very young ones)

Amanita bisporigera, "Destroying Angel." Most field guides call this A. virosa (or A. verna, depending on whether or not it turns yellow when KOH is applied), but those turn out to be European species. 

Amanita bisporigera's large ring on stem

Netted Rhodotus and old Laccaria


Netted Rhodotus, Rhodotus palmatus

Something else, I'd say an old Laccaria ochropurpurea

Boletes and Tremella fuciformis with Ophiostoma epigloeum

Lumpy Bolete
Dimpled cap points to Leccinum, maybe.

Another bolete, slowly bruising blue

Little jelly (about 1-1/2")
Tremella fuciformis.
See the little black spines? That's a parasitic fungus that only grows on T. fuciformis. I don't remember how I chanced upon that bit of information.

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