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mushrooms in sand!!


any guesses what this could be? Russula in the sand? Breezy Point, Qns. A bunch of these dotted around the sand dunes.


sand dunes

No species ID suggestions


garylincoff 8 years ago

Dermoloma is one possibility. There's at least one species that favors sand and grows in numbers in dune areas in Europe. With a scope and melzer's reagent it's possible to see if the cap surface is cellular or filamentous and whether or not the spores are red-brown or blackish in melzer's reagent.

anne yen
anne yen 8 years ago

A sorta neutral color, buff or cream maybe, with adnexed or notched attached gills (I think). They're so sandy, hard to tell. They gave off white spores. Stems are hard, kinda short, the caps sit low to the sand and they all have that darkened center. There are tons of them in Breezy Point, Qns. I'm bringing a bunch tonight.

garylincoff 8 years ago

what do the gills look like?

New York City, New York, USA

Lat: 40.55, Long: -73.94

Spotted on Oct 1, 2010
Submitted on Oct 1, 2010

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