Fungi forum: Pretty fungi-needs ID, Please

Views: 455, Replies: 7 » Jump to the end
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
Image
plantmanager
Oct 20, 2016 1:51 PM CST
This grew in my yard on Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands. I just came across the photos and wondered if any of you could ID them. They were quite lovely, and grew in the pure coral sand of the yard.


Thumb of 2016-10-20/plantmanager/f92147


Thumb of 2016-10-20/plantmanager/6db58e


Thumb of 2016-10-20/plantmanager/33d301

Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
Image
plantmanager
Oct 24, 2016 1:01 PM CST
Have any of you come across this one? I'm wondering if it grows in Florida?
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Donald
Eastland county, Texas (Zone 8a)
Region: Texas Enjoys or suffers hot summers Raises cows Plant Identifier
Image
needrain
Oct 24, 2016 1:14 PM CST
Somehow I missed the photos on the first post. Pretty things, aren't they - so clean and white! Especially nice against the green nodding .
Donald
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
Image
plantmanager
Oct 24, 2016 1:24 PM CST
They were very pretty! I've always wondered about them.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
Image
bonitin
Oct 26, 2016 12:57 AM CST
Very pretty indeed and in a fairy ring formation!
Maybe Chlorophyllum molybdites?
https://nature.mdc.mo.gov/disc...
[Last edited by bonitin - Oct 26, 2016 1:01 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1305964 (5)
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
Image
plantmanager
Oct 26, 2016 9:22 AM CST
Thanks for looking, Myriam. It could be that one. So many look alike to me.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
Image
bonitin
Oct 26, 2016 9:08 PM CST
Very true that there are so many look-a-likes, but maybe you could try out a spore-print to see if the colour is green? Put the head of a mushroom, underside down, on a white or black sheet of paper and leave it there for a couple of hours.
Lookalikes: Most true lepiotas have white spore prints. Reddening lepiota (Leucoagaricus americanus) bruises red. Parasol (Macrolepiota procera) has a tall, slender, scaly stalk. Agaricus species have brown spore prints. Thiers amanita (A. thiersii) has a white spore print. Shaggy mane (Coprinus comatus) has a cylindrical cap, turning inky with age, and black spores.


The description of the habitat on the field-guide site also matches yours:
This mushroom is found in summer and fall, on the ground in lawns, pastures and meadows. They often appear in “fairy rings,” emerging as a circle of mushrooms.

And it is a common occurring species..
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
Image
plantmanager
Oct 26, 2016 9:38 PM CST
I wish I could help to ID it, but those pics were taken years ago when we lived in the islands. We've been back stateside for years now.
I've never heard of spore prints, but it sounds fascinating. I might try it the next time I find one.
Handcrafted Coastal Inspired Art SeaMosaics!

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Fungi forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by fiwit and is called "Still Gazing at Stars"