9.29.2008

Last post continued:


More about this little fungi:
It popped up in my lawn, same location as last year, my lawn is made of wild grasses with mixes of moss included. Just a single mushroom, no friends about. Though there is what appears to be moss living around it. This is in the northwest of Montana. It is smooth on the back side, no gills that my eyes can see. It is translucent when the sun comes through.

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  1. Okay, I’m ready to make my guess; I’d say that what you have here is a Candied Red Jelly Fungus, aka Phlogiotis helvelloides. What a great name for a fungus! Here’s a description with a couple of photos: http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/DisplayBlock~bid~6613.asp.

    Especially Ref No: 8573 bears a striking resemblance to your new found friend.

    Cheers!
    Son

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  2. Well my friend, you have done it! That is so cool. Now, please go to my little shop and pick out a greeting card that you would enjoy and email me your address, for it will be my pleasure to send you one of my hand made cards!

    Thanks for playing and finding the correct mushroom.

    You might enjoy the read about it at this site:
    http://www.mushroomexpert.com/phlogiotis_helvelloides.html
    I like what he says about pulling it from the ground, I wouldn't dare!

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  3. PS Son, I wish I did have hoards of moss and mushroom followers for I would love to do a weekly guess what I am photo! Maybe if I did that the freaks, lovers etc. would show up! Ha

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  4. The web is indeed a strange place. You never know who or what will show up on your blog. I get the weirdest hits from people googling random words. I have recently begun to wonder if I am being monitored by extraterrestrials . . .
    I, for one, will partake in any ‘What Is This’ competition you dish up. Since we then get to see your beautiful photos, what’s to lose?

    Cheers!
    Son

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  5. What a beautiful mushroom! The luminous quality is striking.

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  6. It has such personality! And you capture it so well. :)

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  7. It is a compelling little being. No wonder you visit it.

    And I am impressed by Son's research.

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  8. San,
    I also am impressed with Son's ability to figure it out!
    You might like to go to his blog, for his art is another thing about Son that impresses me!

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  9. This Mushroom is like a little trumpet or horn and now on top it has a very sweet name.
    Absolutely charming the little being :)

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