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bgeraghty

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New amateur mycologist, Reached my first stumper...
« on: June 17, 2010, 07:42:35 PM »

Well, first off, hello. In recent months I have started to study mycology on my own, and have taken quite an interest in the subject.  I've been having much fun hunting for any and all specimens I can find, and trying to id them using books, the internet, and the help of others.  So far I haven't had to consult the help of others, but I finally find myself stumped.  I am curious about this particular strain which I found growing in moss.  As you will notice in the pictures below, the cap is red, flattening out somewhat at maturity. The stem is pale, containing the same shade of red, and it is hollow.  Gills are white, leaving a light-colored sporeprint, which was invisible on white paper.  This specimen was found growing on or out of moss, along side a trail in a shady wooded area.

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I am not sure if this is appropriate for a post in this forum or site in general, so if not, please let me know.  However if anyone could help me out with this it would be greatly appreciated, as I cannot even identify which genus this is from, and its become one of those things I just 'have to know'. Haha.

Thanks,

B.
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dub504

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Re: New amateur mycologist, Reached my first stumper...
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2010, 01:53:39 PM »

Sorry I can't help... Nice find though!
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