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Unknown spotting


Hiking in DuPont State Park near Brevard , NC can’t remember the habitat. Summer 2017. I assume it is the fruiting body of a mushroom emerging but don’t understand the morphological state

1 species ID suggestions

Machi a month ago
Calostoma sp. Calostoma - Wikipedia


Maria dB
Maria dB a month ago

That is an unusual spotting! May I suggest you put the third photo first as it is more in focus?

SarahWhitt a month ago

Cool spotting!! Welcome to Project Noah!! :)

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North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.20, Long: -82.62

Spotted on Jul 27, 2017
Submitted on Dec 27, 2018

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