Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

California Mushroom

macrocystidia cucumis


Kingdom-Fungi Phylum-Basidiomycota Class-Basidiomycetes Order-Agaricales Family-Marasmiaceae Genus-Macrocystidia Species-cucumis


I think I identified a mushroom called Macrocystidia cucumis. I found it on the edge of the forest. It was near/under some bushes with thorns on the stems. The color of the cap and stalk is orange-brown, and the gills are attached. There was no spore print that we could see, there was no collar. The cap was about 3 cm in diameter, and the and it was about 4-5 cm tall from the ground. The soil was covered in grasses and pine needles. It was in half to full sun, and the temperature was about 15ºC. There were many Pine and Birch trees in the area. The cap was not sticky/slimy. The path through the tree of life is found in the description.

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

mmsbiodiversity94 8 years ago

Nice notes, I would say that this spotting was A-Okay.

Spotted by


Spotted on Nov 14, 2011
Submitted on Dec 20, 2011

Related Spottings

Cucumber Cap? Macrocystidia cucumis California Mushroom California Fungi

Nearby Spottings

British Soldier Green Shield Lichen couldn't find Greensheild Lichen
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors