Identification: ID Help

Discussion in 'Fungi, Lichens and Slime Molds' started by Harry Homeowner, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Harry Homeowner

    Harry Homeowner Active Member

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    I found these cup like guys on my woodland edge, anyone know it is?

    They sure are neat looking.
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Hi Harry,
    Cute little things: Do the caps have gills on the underside?
    frog
     
  3. Harry Homeowner

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    Thanks for the reply Frog - unfortunately the wonderful leaf and its friends must have got blown away in the wind last night, b/c it was not on my porch today where I left it.

    So unfortunately I am unable to give a answer and I do not recall whether it had gills or not.

    Thanks.
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I'm intrigued by the way the fungus is keeping parts of the leaf green!
    I was thinking Mycena or Marasmius, but on photo #2 there is a slight side view of one of the fruiting bodies, which makes the cap look to be the top of a thick cylinder rather than the spindly cap/stem of the leaf litter Mycena/Marasmius I often see.
    I'm hoping someone knows what this is, it is very distinctive and interesting!
     
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    Oh my...these are fabulous! Is there a way you can get a close-up of the 2nd image top left-side? One of them shows the underside a bit....and my comp isn't the greatest at enlargening the image.
    I, too, like Frog, am fascinated with these! What kind of oak do you know?
     
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    It believe it came off my White Oak - Quercus alba.

    I am glad others are so intrigued by these as well.

    I have attached a forth pic that I took but did not put in the thread - don't think it shows the underside any better unfortunately.
     

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