Identification: Hole on top Mushroom??

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by OstaraGypsy, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. OstaraGypsy

    OstaraGypsy Active Member

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    Hello!
    these soggy mushrooms were growing in the shady compost-y edge of the woods, end of the grassy field. the picture taken in march.

    can anyone help me with a name? ?

    i thought the hole in the top was kind of neat.
    is that hollow stem/hole unique to this mushroom? or have you seen other mushrooms look like this as they start to decay/turn to mush.
    Thanks!
    ~erin
     

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    Illecippo Active Member

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    Remembers me and old Inocybe sp.
     
  3. M. D. Vaden

    M. D. Vaden Active Member 10 Years

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    The photo looks like its of mushrooms that have been out of the ground for quite few days, possibly even exposed to some cold temperatures.

    For a lack of better words, they look a bit "melted" on the edges. The holes in the middle may just be from deterioration and collapse of the centers.
     
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    allelopath Active Member 10 Years

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    "deliquesce" is sometimes used in fungus lingo, though usually when describing the decay of the Coprinus genus.
     

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