Identification: ID of small mushrooms with star shaped tops

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by CascadeJerry, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. CascadeJerry

    CascadeJerry Member

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    Found several of these small mushrooms with star shaped tops at a local park in Eugene Oregon. Can anyone identify them for me. I suspect that the star shaped tops are "aging artifact"?
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    Jerry
     

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    Cool photos! These are Parasola plicatilis. You're right, the star shapes are an aging effect.
     
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    Very beautiful! Often, when the Coprinus family of mushrooms 'melt' they get this design but these photos show an outstanding view of this species! Great parasols!
     
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    I just put together a 2010 mushroom calendar for my club and sent it to the printer yesterday. I would have strongly considered one of these photos though, maybe next year.
     
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    Thank you for your help and information! Please feel free to use the pictures in any way you want. I continue to be awed by nature every day.
    Jerry
     
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    Ahhhh MycoRob...you should have gone to the 'Lichen Appreciation' gallery...I've a few posts in there of some photos............lol
    Photography is my obscession...mushrooms my passion.
    We're not getting many of the wonderful C.family this year...it's just been so DRY here!
     
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    Beautiful photos CascadeJerry!
     

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