Friday 28 June 2024

A Strange Mushroom

A strange mushroom found in Wangling Park on June 25 last year, and is still a mystery to me. My field notes were not very complete, but indicate that mushroom in the centre of picture was 14 cm in height with a 5.5 cm pileus and a firm stipe 1.5 cm in the middle and 2.5 cm at its base. There was no significant aroma and the spore print was white. The genus cantharocybe was suggested on inaturalist but there are no similar observations recorded in this part of China. Cantharocybe virosa is found in southeast Asia growing near cocos nucifera, but there are no such trees in Wangling Park.

Mushroom in Wangling Park