Definitely a fairy bathtub, right?? 🛁🧚🏼♂️
I love finding these in the woods! Such a striking color. A common winter mushroom in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA, scarlet elf cups are “saprobes,” meaning they are natures recyclers that break down organic matter. They most commonly grow on decomposing wood in damp spots on the forest floor, and are usually found amongst leaf litter. 🍃
“Scarlet Elf Cup”
(Sarcoscypha coccinea) 💓
Another beautiful #WeeWednesday!.
Check out this picture of Mycena corticola, finger tip fungi style.
Picture by @californiafungi.
"Mycena corticola is a gorgeous little mushroom, common in eastern North America but rarely noticed by collectors since a specimen measuring a centimeter across is a virtual Goliath. Like most species of Mycena it is a wood rotting saprobe--but it thrives on bark rather than wood. As a result it is only found on fallen wood early in the decomposition process, when the bark is still attached--or, quite frequently, on the bark of standing trees."
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Underneath 🍄 is my favorite place to be. It makes me feel like a forest fairy, or a curious snail; a wisp of moss, or a shiny dew drop. Isn’t it a magical under here? ✨
This is the "Frosty Bonet" mushroom, Mycena tenerrima (syn. Mycena adscendens).
Picture by @funginordic.
"This tiny white Mycena is easily recognized when young by a cap coated with sugar-like granules, and a stipe with a swollen disc-like base. The cap granules becomes less distinct with age but remnants can usually be found with a hand-lens.
Habitat: Scattered to gregarious on fallen branches of hardwoods and conifers; common after periods of wet weather; fruiting throughout the mushroom season."
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Mycena californiensis (California Mycena). WOW! I was not expecting that response to my previous post. Thanks to all who liked and commented... I’m back from my trip to LA and happy to say I was able to get away for a couple of nice hikes while I was down there and to my surprise found lots of fungi. The part of California around Los Angeles doesn’t get much rain, and so most of the year doesn’t have many mushrooms. I’d been tracking the rainfall and saw there had been very little rain for months (as in, less than an inch), so wasn’t expecting much of anything. A big downpour happened a couple days before my visit, but that isn’t generally enough time to produce much other than some of the smaller leaf-litter decayers. I was surprised, therefore, to find a large diversity of mushrooms, including Lactarius, Entoloma, Omphalotus, Armillaria, and my first ever find of Suillellus amygdalinus! It’s a large orange-pored, blue-staining bolete that superficially looks similar to the famed “Satan’s Bolete” (which I have yet to find…). Unfortunately I didn’t get any decent shots of it, but I did get these lovely Mycena californiensis. This capture shows a super clear example of “marginate” gills. It’s a term that confused me for quite a while, so hopefully this will help avoid that confusion for you. A mushroom’s gills are said to be marginate if they have edges that are a different color from their faces. In this example the gills have white faces and orangish edges. If you get interested in ID’ing mushrooms and start reading the guidebooks and following the forums, it’s a term you’ll come across a lot. Marginate gills can be a key identifying feature, and you often have to look pretty closely, sometimes with a hand lens, to see them. #mycenacaliforniensis#marginategills#socalmushrooms#fungi#fungus#mushrooms#wildmushrooms#fungusphotography#mushroomphotography#mycophile#mycophilia#fungifinders#mushroomporn#mushlove#mushroomspotting#forestfloor#forestfinds#fungiphotography#fantasticfungi#fungilove#fungusamongus#pilze#champignons#hongos#cogumelos#zwam#грибы#allthemushroomhashtags
Congratulations to Anna (@breakfast_of_champignons) for reaching 10k followers! ❤🍄
Check out her account if you haven't already for tons of interesting info on mushroom foraging and identification!.
Now the guessing part,who knows the name of the mushroom she's holding?.
Clue 1: it had cream colored pores.
Clue 2: it was growing on an oak tree almost at root level.
Clue 3: check the key to the genus Laetiporus on mushroomexpert.com 😊
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These are Twig Parachute mushrooms (Marasmiellus ramealis).
Pictures by @andru_howe.
"The genus name Marasmius comes from the Greek word marasmos, meaning 'drying out'. Elias Magnus Fries, who separated the Marasmius genus from the similar white-spored Collybia fungi, used as a key differentiating factor the ability of Marasmius mushrooms to recover if rehydrated after drying out.
Fries called this characteristic 'marescence'. Fungi such as the Twig Parachute are placed in the genus Marasmiellus because they are 'like Marasmius species but even smaller'.
The origin of the specific epithet ramealis is implicit in the prefix ram- meaning branch. Thus the tendency of the Twig Parachute to grow on dead twigs and small dead branches is reflected in the name ramealis."