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Funnel Mushroom

Lentinus sajor-caju

Description:

Seen on a rotting log in rainforest, in a shaded area. I would estimate at about 3 cm across.

2 Species ID Suggestions

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago
Funnel mushroom
Clitocybe Clitocybe


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14 Comments

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 5 years ago

Oh, finally! Thank you so much!

MichelBeeckman
MichelBeeckman 5 years ago

Lentinus sajor-caju. Finally, after a year of searching I found the name that should go with this mystery mushroom!! I was scrolling through Mushroomobserver and found an observation with similar white clitocyboid wood inhabiting fungi with annulus-like structures growing gregariously.
http://mushroomobserver.org/observer/ind...

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 7 years ago

Oh... umm. Sorry, MichelBeeckman, but no other photographs than this! It was behind a fence and I couldn't get any closer. I am beyond clueless when it comes to fungi, but I will check if I have any better photographs.
And thank you ChunXingWong!

MichelBeeckman
MichelBeeckman 7 years ago

Those are some really awesome fungi! Did you manage to get a shot from the underside? Or can you recall if it had gills or pores or neither? Because somehow I don't think they are Clitocybe. I have never seen a Clitocybe with a annulus-like structure like that. It could be related to Panus, atleast, that was my first thought. And if it has gills at all.. Because by the looks of it, it seems it has a smooth underside, which suggests it should be placed in the Aphyllophorales. Ah well.. I'm very curious what experts of tropical fungi will say/have said about it!

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 7 years ago

Cool fungi !
Nice spotting work!

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 7 years ago

Thanks for your help, Marta RubioTexeira, but I think that's the farthest I'm going to be able to narrow it down. I'll ask some fungi experts in my area if I meet them but I doubt I could go farther than that.

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

It is most likely a funnel mushroom of the genus Clitocybe. I cannot tell at the level of species but perhaps you can find out which fungi of this genus are most abundant in the area of the spotting. Hope it helps.

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 7 years ago

Thank you KathleenMcEachern and thank you tuqouisekillerwhale!
For people who know more about fungi than I do, could it be a type of cup fungi, or pezizaceae?

Very cool!

Kira M
Kira M 7 years ago

Lovely photo, young grasshopper :)

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 7 years ago

Thank you Marta RubioTexeira!

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

So pretty!

duttagupta35504
duttagupta35504 7 years ago

Thank you! I wish I could have got a closer shot but it was on the other side of a fence. They look like mini wine glasses, don't they? Maybe they're a kind of cup fungi.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Wow, I'm not sure what these are but they are surprisingly beautiful! Great shots! Amazing little fungus!

duttagupta35504
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duttagupta35504

Singapore, Singapore

Spotted on Dec 1, 2013
Submitted on Dec 1, 2013

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