Identification: Velvety Brown Trumpets

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  1. C.Wick

    C.Wick Active Member

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    I'm very unfamiliar with the different variety of the 'trumpet' family of mushrooms and fungi.....these start off coming out looking almost like a club-like fungi then spread open to form beautiful velvety urn or cup shaped sunken cap.
    Unfortunately I have not taken a sample yet as I've been in a hurry and have also had camera issues but if more info is needed I can return and get more.
    The tallest I have found is only about an inch in height.....some with perfectly round caps and others with overlapping curling caps.
    They were found growing in moss alongside a little used hiking trail in the woods in North East Kansas
     

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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Very beautiful!

    The 1st photo looks like a Coltrichia.

    The last photo looks a bit like a young Schweinitz's Butt Rott - Phaeolus schweinitzii ... but I'm not sure. Could it be growing on a buried big root near a trunk? What is the underside like - pores, teeth? It might be helpful to know the pore shape and pattern too.

    I hope more folks weigh in on this, I'd like to know what these are too.
    :-)
     
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    As the weather and my camera have both decided to not agree with me...I was unable to get back to this location today. I don't however recall that these were growing near any kind of dead trees? However, the location was on a well-packed incline in the woods....with lots of large roots poking out of the ground with moss....not a lot of other foliage around. The trees in this location are Cottonwood, Mulberry, Red Bud, Oak, and Maple. There are very few evergreens and a mix of other hardwoods as well as trees like Ash, Cherry, and Pawpaw.
    I had actually thought the last pic was of the same kind of fungi as the other two? Photos 1&2 had a light poored underside.....very tiny almost un-noticable.
    Let me look up u'r ideas and see if they...um...fruit?
     
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    Although I couldn't get that link to work...not even when I googled it.............I did look up the name u supplied. DEFINATELY have to agree! Thanx so much for the help with this one.......they are definately beautiful little fellows...
     
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    Frog Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thank you for the ID Michael!
    re photo #3 - would what appear to be thicker whiter growing edges be characteristic of Coltricias?
     
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    Sorry my site was down for a while yesterday. The link ought to work now. Frog, I see what you're thinking with the Phaeolus idea, but what's missing from C.'s photo, I'm guessing, is a size reference. Like, that whole clump in the third photo is probably about 2 or 3 cm across! A Phaeolus button would be much larger by the time it looked like the clump in the photo. Best wishes, Michael
     
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    My apologies for the lack of size reference on the third photo.......it was 4cm long.....2 tall, almost 2 1/2 wide.
     
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    Coltricia perennis (first two) the third may be a young Trametes sp.

    Nico
     
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    I can see where the 3rd would look like that? I returned yesterday to take more pics and it had actually deteriorated without getting any larger. With all the rainfall we've been getting I'm not surprised.
    Thanx for the help!
     
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    I could be wrong (I often am), but all three photos look like Coltricia cinnamomea to me.
     
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    lol...I'll debate u'r being wrong?
    But I feel u'r correct here. I just think the 3rd one is an 'advanced' sample of the others.
     

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