Identification: Bathroom Mushroom (ew)

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  1. jjb82

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    I have discovered a mushroom growing in my friend's bathroom! He is disgusted by it but I actually think it's kind of interesting (but yeah, also pretty gross). I first noticed it about a month ago, and at the request of my friend I yanked it out of the floor and poured a ton of bleach in the area. As of this morning, it's back! In the exact same spot! Coming out of the tiny crack in the floor between the tiles and the base of the toilet.

    I am including some photos here (one of the mushroom from last month, and one of the new mushroom today), if anyone could let me know what kind of mushroom this is it would be much appreciated, especially if it is dangerous in some way. Also, any tips on how to permanently get rid of it would be great.

    Thanks!

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    We'll need to see better pics, and pics of the gills on the underside of the cap.

    How to get rid of it: fix the water source (leak) that is feeding the mycelium from which the mushroom grows.
     
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    I like my bathroom fungus better im trying to find out what it is before i talk to the landlord. Its growing out of the drywall so i dont know if there is something that specifically grows off gypsum. If anyone has any ideas let me know. Just tried to attach pic but the phone wont let me.
     
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    Yea the second link bottom photo looks more like it only mine is more pale than yellow orange and looks more like a carnation. When i tried to identify it using another sites keys i came up with gyromitra brunnea.
     
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    I was refering to frogs links... but thnks rob.
     
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    There is no way it is Gyromitra brunnea.
     
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    Yea i got that once i seen frogs link looks exactly like it and is growing in exact conditions .
     
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    I think i did pretty good for my first time trying to identify something. I found something very similar. Most of the pics looked different but for that species i found 2 pics that looked identical... but thats why pics are the most unreliable form of identification.
     
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    The pictures you put on the top show your mushroom with a long stem but the links Frog included show a mushroom that does not have a stem so I am confused.
     
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    My phone wont let me post pics i can email pics if you like but that is someone different that posted those pics. Im just piggybacking on this thread.
     
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    OOOhhhh. Sorry i'm fascinated by the mushroom posted because it's not one of the typical ones growing indoors (like the Peziza you have).
     

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