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What

Amanita Sect. Vaginatae (Section Vaginatae)

Observer

dasanchez2010

Date

August 29, 2022 01:00 PM EDT

Description

-Found near Live Oak
-Grey cap
-About 4cm broad
-Plane, with slight central depression
-Margin deeply striate
-White stipe
-About 7cm long, 1cm thick
-Lacking annulus
-Smooth, but slightly scaled at base
-Fragile volva, which came off when I rubbed dirt off
-White gills
-Free from stipe
-White spore print
-Spores smooth, slightly elliptical, 10 um x 8um

Notes from Mushrooms Demystified:
-Striate grey cap, white gills, and absence of annulus all agree with my findings
-One difference is the spore shape, Mine are more elliptical than round (which actually fits better with A. constricta, but A. consrticta is only found in the western United States)

Amanita Sect. Vaginatae - Photo (c) David Greenberger, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), uploaded by David Greenberger
vsumycologylab's ID: Amanita Sect. Vaginatae (Section Vaginatae)
Added on July 1, 2024
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What

Eastern North American Destroying Angel (Amanita bisporigera)

Observer

cass_thebass

Date

May 28, 2024 02:13 PM EDT
Eastern North American Destroying Angel - Photo (c) Kathie Hodge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
vsumycologylab's ID: Eastern North American Destroying Angel (Amanita bisporigera)
Added on May 30, 2024
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What

Grouwe-Lorchel (Helvella lacunosa)

Observer

haleyashburn

Date

October 31, 2022 03:08 PM EDT

Description

Code: HMA8
Habitat: Associated with live oak
Growing in moist soil

Macro-observations:
Black but some were a grayish black. Some were saddle shaped but most were irregularly lobes.
Surface smooth/slightly wrinkled. Almost rubbery.
Margin were sometimes attached. Some were incurved.

Underside: was a lighter color than top surface. Ribbed slights but smooth. More so gray in color.

Stipe: very deeply ribbed
White/pale gray (depending on specimen), smooth, base is white or lighter in color.

Flesh: very thin

Micro-observations:
Spores are 9 microns, elliptical or more so rounded, smooth

Elfin Saddle - Photo (c) Ramunė Vakarė, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), uploaded by Ramunė Vakarė
vsumycologylab's ID: Grouwe-Lorchel (Helvella lacunosa)
Added on June 20, 2023
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What

Green Quilt Russula (Russula crustosa)

Observer

bryceburton09

Date

August 29, 2022 01:00 PM EDT

Description

Collection Code: MBB1
The observed cap was 4 cm wide but measurements common to this species are anywhere from 5-15 cm broad
Cap was slightly velvet feeling
The cap was flat and the color was dull green, orange spots, and with cream discolorations
The observed cap was centrally depressed
The flesh was brittle and white

Gills were white, close, and adnate
The observed specimen’s stalk was 3 cm long but common in this species is 3-9 cm long and 1-3 cm thick.
The stalk was brittle and white
It produced a spore print that was mainly white with a slight yellow cast
The spores were elliptical but almost entirely round
The spores are amyloid (positive Melzer’s reaction)
The spores have amyloid warts with ridges
This mushroom was found growing in the soil and above the ground (epigeous) under an oak tree and in solitary
Found in Lowndes County, GA at Grassy pond

Green Quilt Russula - Photo (c) tombigelow, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by tombigelow
vsumycologylab's ID: Green Quilt Russula (Russula crustosa)
Added on June 6, 2023
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What

Olivgiele Ritterpilz (Tricholomopsis decora)

Observer

haleyashburn

Date

September 19, 2022 12:52 PM EDT

Description

Code: HMA2
Habitat: on fallen log of dead hardwood (found in fall)

Macro-observations:
Cap:
dark olive to olive-yellow or golden yellow (depending on maturity)
2.5 cm across
Slightly depressed
KOH reaction turned brown-red for a split second
No bruising
Darkens a reddish tinge when dried

Gills:
Attached, short, close, golden yellow/orange, darkens a reddish color when dried
No bruising

Odor: faint
Taste: N/A

Spore print: white

Stipe: finely grooved; hollow; yellow, thicker towards base, very flat
Micro-observations:
Spores: 5 μm; smooth; ellipsoid; inamyloid

Decorated Mop - Photo (c) mycowalt, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), uploaded by mycowalt
vsumycologylab's ID: Olivgiele Ritterpilz (Tricholomopsis decora)
Added on June 6, 2023
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What

Tréinepilz (Lacrymaria lacrymabunda)

Observer

gadaugherty

Date

October 9, 2020 04:19 PM EDT

Description

I identified this species as Lacrymaria velutina that is often referred to as a synonym to Lacrymaria lacrymabunda but those spores are more smooth than what was observed.

Ecology: Saprobic, growing alone or gregariously, observed in a set of two along paved trail in the woods near recently dead hardwood trees in the fall.

Cap: 4-5.5 cm; broadly convex, dry, medium yellowish brown in the disc, fading to dull tan; the margin lightly undulate with white partial veil remnants.

Gills: Narrowly attached to the stem, close short-gills frequent, grayish brown to dark brown.

Stem: 3.5-6 cm long; 4–7 mm thick, equal, slightly fibrillose with a fragile ring or a ring zone that is darkened by spores. White above, pale brownish below and hollow.

Flesh: Dark, dull brown; unchanging when sliced.

Spore Print: Very dark brown to black.

Microscopic Features: Ellipsoid to subamygdaliform with a large pore, coarsely, moderately verrucose. Reddish orange in water, brown in KOH and reddish brown in Melzer's.

Weeping Widow - Photo (c) Tatiana Bulyonkova, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA)
vsumycologylab's ID: Tréinepilz (Lacrymaria lacrymabunda)
Added on January 6, 2023
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Observer

walker_lewis

Date

September 19, 2022 01:57 PM EDT

Description

WSL 2

Sporocarp 8-9mm in length
Dark brown/Grey
Growing on dead oak
Spore mass brown and powdery
Spores ejected through apical pore, made after outer layer disintegrates
Capilitium absent when observing spores
Spores globose with prominent spikes and inamyloid
Spores 5 micrometers in diameter

Lycoperdon - Photo (c) Sean Crawford, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Sean Crawford
vsumycologylab's ID: Genus Lycoperdon, a member of Puffballs (Family Lycoperdaceae)
Added on December 9, 2022
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What

Pineapple Bolete (Boletellus ananas)

Observer

walker_lewis

Date

November 21, 2022 11:16 AM EST

Description

EGC 2022

Associated with oak and pine
Light brown with areolate cap
Partial veil remnants on underside of cap, especially young mushrooms
Hymenium in tubes and pores
Darker brown than cap
Tube layer clearly separating from cap
Wrinkled stipe with no annulus
Same color as cap
Spores 17.5 x 7.5 microns
Ellipsoid
Heavily striated

Pineapple Bolete - Photo (c) Alex Abair, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Alex Abair
vsumycologylab's ID: Pineapple Bolete (Boletellus ananas)
Added on December 9, 2022
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What

Roude Lacktriichter (Laccaria laccata)

Observer

winston37

Date

October 31, 2022 03:07 PM EDT

Description

Found scattered nearby pine and hardwood trees in the fall season at Grassy Pond at Valdosta, Georgia
2.5 cm broad, centrally depressed cap, surface not viscid, brownish-cinnamon color, margin wavy
Mild odor
Gills thick and well-spaced, pale pinkish color, gills adnexed
Stipe 4.5 cm long, 5 mm thick, equal, tough and twisted, reddish-brown stipe, slender, white mycelium at the base
Spore print white
Spores 7.5 um and round with small spines

Deceiver - Photo (c) Christian Schwarz, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Christian Schwarz
vsumycologylab's ID: Roude Lacktriichter (Laccaria laccata)
Added on December 4, 2022
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Observer

atalyamanchester

Date

September 8, 2020 11:03 AM EDT
Pineapple Bolete - Photo (c) Alex Abair, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Alex Abair
vsumycologylab's ID: Pineapple Bolete (Boletellus ananas)
Added on December 4, 2022
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Date

November 28, 2022 12:45 PM EST

Description

Found at grassy ponds

Hypoxylaceae - Photo (c) Lauryn Hart, all rights reserved, uploaded by Lauryn Hart
vsumycologylab's ID: Family Hypoxylaceae, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
Added on December 3, 2022
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What

Gilled Polypore (Trametes betulina)

Observer

metmadeline

Date

September 6, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

Description

Found on fallen hardwood branch
Slightly fuzzy but tough upper surface with white gills on the underside
Upper surface fan shaped, white and tan striping ranging in intensity of color
Some pine straw from neighboring trees grown into it

Gilled Polypore - Photo (c) Björn S..., some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)
vsumycologylab's ID: Gilled Polypore (Trametes betulina)
Added on December 3, 2022
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What

Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)

Observer

metmadeline

Date

September 8, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Description

Found on rotting hardwood branch
Dull brown upper surface with cream margin, white pore surface underneath
Pore surface had no reaction to scratching

Shelf Fungi - Photo (c) skitterbug, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by skitterbug
vsumycologylab's ID: Shelf Fungi (Order Polyporales)
Added on December 3, 2022
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What

Ringless Honey Mushroom (Desarmillaria caespitosa)

Observer

samira63

Date

October 31, 2022 02:45 PM EDT

Description

Tawny brown in color
Stem bases fused together
Found near oaks in a large cluster
Cap approximately 9 cm and braodly convexed in shape
Light brown gills slightly running down ( subdecurrent) curved stalk
Stalk tan/ pale grey colored and bruising dark brown
Spore print white; spores approximately 7.5 x 10 u, broadly ellipsoid, smooth, inamyloid, with Hylar's appendage
Spore print white

Ringless Honey Mushroom - Photo (c) Matthew Hammond, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Matthew Hammond
vsumycologylab's ID: Ringless Honey Mushroom (Desarmillaria caespitosa)
Added on December 3, 2022
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Observer

walker_lewis

Date

September 10, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

Description

EGC 91022 E

Cap and stipe dark brown
Lighter brown around edges of cap
Cap approximately 10 mm
Small spikes on cap
Hymenium on underside in wrinkles
Associated with oak and pine
Spores ellipsoid slightly globose
7.5 x 6 microns

DNA was also sequenced and returned. After using BLAST, it was decided that the species was Craterellus carolinensis

Craterellus carolinensis - Photo (c) John Plischke, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by John Plischke
vsumycologylab's ID: Craterellus carolinensis, a member of Trumpets (Genus Craterellus)
Added on November 28, 2022
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Observer

ashleycetoute123

Date

November 28, 2022 01:26 PM EST

Place

Valdosta (Google, OSM)

Description

Mushroom is brown
Contains attached gills
Gills are also brown
Gills are wavy
Contains a stipe
Stipe is also brown
Has white spore print
Could not obtain a spore pictures

Mushrooms, Bracket Fungi, Puffballs, and Allies - Photo (c) Davide Puddu, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Davide Puddu
vsumycologylab's ID: Mushrooms, Bracket Fungi, Puffballs, and Allies (Class Agaricomycetes)
Added on November 28, 2022
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What

Rose-Tinted Amanita (Amanita roseotincta)

Observer

breniahhare

Date

November 28, 2022 01:54 PM EST

Description

cap-warted, tan to pale brown
hymenium-gillis

Rose-Tinted Amanita - Photo (c) wagnerj, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by wagnerj
vsumycologylab's ID: Rose-Tinted Amanita (Amanita roseotincta)
Added on November 28, 2022
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Observer

dasanchez2010

Date

September 8, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

Description

  • On ground, in group and in fused clusters
  • Flat cap, or curved upward on margin for one specimen

  • Orange concentric rings, with white margin

  • Relatively smooth



  • Thick orange stipe, smooth, not tapering

  • Teeth less than 3cm
    • Yellow at rounded tips
    • dark brown at base


  • Brownish- grey spore print

  • Nearly round spores
    • 6.5um in diameter
    • warted


  • DNA analysis supports that this is Hyndellum earlianum

    Mushrooms Demystified keys this out to Hydnellum aurantiacum. It describes a white growing margin on the cap surrounding an otherwise orange center, and prominently warted spores with a brown spore print
    In the comments it says Hyndellum earlianum is found in eastern North America under hardwoods, and has a nearly smooth cap

    Hydnellum earlianum - Photo (c) dasanchez2010, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)
    vsumycologylab's ID: Hydnellum earlianum, a member of Mushrooms, Bracket Fungi, Puffballs, and Allies (Class Agaricomycetes)
    Added on November 28, 2022
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    Observer

    dasanchez2010

    Date

    October 30, 2022 03:20 PM EDT

    Description

    -Found solitary on stump (dead wood)- Saprobic
    -Upper surface is pale tan, almost fleshy colored
    -Upper surface is smooth, but folded in multiple locations
    -Laid flat on wood with more or less central attachment to the stump

    • Under side was lighter colored than the top, and also folded
    • Specimen was immature, and immature perithecia were found in the upper surface

    Mushrooms Demystified does not key out this species, But "Mushrooms of the Gulf Coast States" by Bessette, Bessette, and Lewis offers details that agree; intricately folded, pale tan, upper surface, and smooth, but ridged lower surface

    Trichoderma peltatum - Photo (c) Cindi Fitzgerald, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Cindi Fitzgerald
    vsumycologylab's ID: Trichoderma peltatum, a member of Higher Ascomycetes (Subphylum Pezizomycotina)
    Added on November 28, 2022
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    What

    Afzel's Script Lichen (Dyplolabia afzelii)

    Observer

    mhodges1957

    Date

    September 29, 2018 01:36 PM EDT

    Description

    On Acer rubrum bark

    Afzel's Script Lichen - Photo (c) Masumi Palhof, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Masumi Palhof
    vsumycologylab's ID: Afzel's Script Lichen (Dyplolabia afzelii)
    Added on November 25, 2022
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    Observer

    arduinna

    Date

    September 20, 2022 04:41 PM EDT
    Zhuliangomyces subillinitus - Photo (c) Elora, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Elora
    vsumycologylab's ID: Zhuliangomyces subillinitus, a member of Amanita Mushrooms and Allies (Family Amanitaceae)
    Added on November 13, 2022
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    What

    Green Quilt Russula (Russula crustosa)

    Observer

    nohadiapalma

    Date

    October 31, 2022 01:27 PM EDT

    Description

    N.M.P 3

    Macro-observations
    Cap: 2 in broad buff in color with a tint of pink. cracked with scales that are buff in color. Slight velvety with depression in the center. Margin not striated
    Flesh is white no color changing
    Stipe: 1.5 in long white in color smooth
    Gills: white, fairly closed together. Adnexed gills
    Habitat: found near hardwood. in soil. Found alone

    Micro-observations:
    Spore white but very faint
    Spores amyloid with warts. round to ellipsoid in shape
    Size: 6.25-7.5x 5-7.5 microns

    Brittlegills - Photo (c) Gordon C. Snelling, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Gordon C. Snelling
    vsumycologylab's ID: Brittlegills (Genus Russula)
    Added on November 1, 2022
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    What

    Gunpowder Amanita (Amanita onusta)

    Observer

    ashleycetoute123

    Date

    September 14, 2022 11:23 PM EDT

    Description

    Elliptical spores
    Gills
    Collar like volva
    Warts on pileus
    Amyloid spores
    No annulus
    Stipe and flesh are white
    Gills are adnate
    Stipe is thin
    Spores are about 7.5 micrometers
    (Possibly longipes)

    Amanita Mushrooms - Photo (c) illypinot, all rights reserved
    vsumycologylab's ID: Amanita Mushrooms (Genus Amanita)
    Added on October 16, 2022
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    chasemcleod

    Date

    September 19, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

    Description

    CAM
    Found near bottom of hardwood stump
    Grew in clusters;on stump
    Cap: 4-5 x 4.5-5 cm, dullish brown- brown in color, lumpy
    Height: 3-4 cm
    Pores are white and when bruised, turn brownish color
    Spore print: reddish/yellowish brown to regular brown color
    KOH: Turns black instantly
    Melzer’s Iodine: turns dark brown color
    Spore size: 4-6 x 2-3 microns
    Ellipsoid shape with rough apperance and look double walled
    When cut, inside was dark brown color
    No smell

    Ganoderma applanatum - Photo (c) R.J. Adams, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by R.J. Adams
    vsumycologylab's ID: Complex Ganoderma applanatum, a member of Artist's Brackets, Reishi, and Allies (Genus Ganoderma)
    Added on October 16, 2022
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    What

    Amanita Sect. Vaginatae (Section Vaginatae)

    Observer

    dasanchez2010

    Date

    August 29, 2022 01:00 PM EDT

    Description

    -Found near Live Oak
    -Grey cap
    -About 4cm broad
    -Plane, with slight central depression
    -Margin deeply striate
    -White stipe
    -About 7cm long, 1cm thick
    -Lacking annulus
    -Smooth, but slightly scaled at base
    -Fragile volva, which came off when I rubbed dirt off
    -White gills
    -Free from stipe
    -White spore print
    -Spores smooth, slightly elliptical, 10 um x 8um

    Notes from Mushrooms Demystified:
    -Striate grey cap, white gills, and absence of annulus all agree with my findings
    -One difference is the spore shape, Mine are more elliptical than round (which actually fits better with A. constricta, but A. consrticta is only found in the western United States)

    Grisette - Photo (c) mazer, all rights reserved, uploaded by mazer
    vsumycologylab's ID: Grisette (Amanita vaginata [inactive])
    Added on October 16, 2022
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    What

    Brittlegills (Genus Russula)

    Observer

    jwalant

    Date

    October 2, 2022 08:54 PM EDT

    Description

    Stem height 2.5cm, width 5cm
    Dry and yellow cap with purple edges (may be discoloration)
    Spore print white
    Found growing alone out in the open

    Brittlegills - Photo (c) Gordon C. Snelling, some rights reserved (CC BY), uploaded by Gordon C. Snelling
    vsumycologylab's ID: Brittlegills (Genus Russula)
    Added on October 16, 2022
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    What

    Amanita Sect. Vaginatae (Section Vaginatae)

    Observer

    nohadiapalma

    Date

    September 26, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

    Description

    N.M.P 2

    Habitat:
    Found in open field like in a ditch
    Various similar ones scattered around

    Macro-observations:
    Cap: around 2.5 in, grayish in color, remnants on top, striated on the edges
    Volva may have been present but poor handling of it from the ground
    Gills: white in color, free to slightly attached to stalk
    Stalk: whitish with no annulus, kind of with brownish scales

    Micro-observations:
    Spores 10 x 12.5 u
    smooth
    inamyloid
    spore print white

    Amanita Mushrooms - Photo (c) illypinot, all rights reserved
    vsumycologylab's ID: Amanita Mushrooms (Genus Amanita)
    Added on October 16, 2022
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    Rose-Tinted Amanita (Amanita roseotincta)

    Observer

    taliaharvey

    Date

    September 19, 2022

    Description

    • growing below dicot tree
    • 7.5 um long, 5um wide
    • amyloid
    • white spore print
    • whitish cap
    • DNA sequence identified upgrade from Amanita to Amanita roseotincta
      -convex cap
      -stipe missing
      -beige like color

    Amanita Mushrooms and Allies - Photo (c) cactusdan, all rights reserved
    vsumycologylab's ID: Amanita Mushrooms and Allies (Family Amanitaceae)
    Added on October 16, 2022
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    What

    Many-rooted Earthball (Scleroderma polyrhizum)

    Observer

    samira63

    Date

    September 19, 2022 02:12 PM EDT

    Description

    Found near a live oak in sandy soil.
    Reddish-yellow stain when cut and in KOH
    Old musty smell when cut open
    Peridium unusually thick
    The surface has flat scales and a pseudo stem present

    Dark brown, somewhat firm spore mass (beginning to turn powdery)
    spores approximately 7.5x7.5 u, brown in color, surface with minute spines, and partially reticulate

    Earthballs - Photo (c) szjohnson, all rights reserved
    vsumycologylab's ID: Earthballs (Genus Scleroderma)
    Added on October 16, 2022
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    Forest of Pyramids Amanita (Amanita sychnopyramis)

    Observer

    sebastian_luna

    Date

    September 19, 2022 02:04 PM EDT

    Description

    JSL 2
    -Cap
    4-5cm
    Has many warts
    Color is olive brown to a light brownish
    -has white to cream white gills
    -Stipe
    is indistict but have potentially had a volva when younger
    About 5.5cm
    Cream white to brownish color
    -Habitat near conifers
    -Spore
    Spore print white
    Spores globose to subglobose
    About 8.5-10 micrometers

    texture: smooth
    With apical pore

    Amanita Mushrooms - Photo (c) illypinot, all rights reserved
    vsumycologylab's ID: Amanita Mushrooms (Genus Amanita)
    Added on October 16, 2022
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