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Unnamed spotting

Description:

Red Orange, yellow, & somewhat green underground. Could it be a parrot fungus?!

Habitat:

Forest Park, Portland. Wish I had a friend to help me identify surrounding trees.

2 Species ID Suggestions

Psilo
Psilo 9 years ago
Parrot Mushroom
Hygrocybe psittacina Hygrocybe psittacina
Witch's hat
Hygrocybe conica


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9 Comments

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 9 years ago

that don't happend by me, the other just went up, but now (counting your testing with) does it stand right, thanks for your concern

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 9 years ago

Hi Alex! I selected shebebusynow's now suggestion's too. The other went up but then returned to 1 and shebebusynow's went up by one.

Psilo
Psilo 9 years ago

I actually stumbled upon the witches hat on another site and I was thinking about that. It definately fits that description way better than mine.

OnengDyah
OnengDyah 9 years ago

That a beatiful mushroom...

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 9 years ago

I rode through Forest Park every work day for 5 years--I ought to be able to remember those lovely trees, but many are probably forgotten. Mostly there's Douglas firs, Western hemlock and Red alder, vine maple and big leaf maple.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 9 years ago

I've found these in Oregon, and they are bright orange-yellow from their pinhead stage on, never green that I've seen. I'm thinking H. conica is closely related to H. psittacina.

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 9 years ago

H. conica is known to occur in the Pacific Northwest, and is sometimes found in the spring (see Trudell & Ammirati, "Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest"). I've certainly found it in Oregon before, and it's intensely orange-yellow from its pinhead on. No doubt closely related to H. psittacina, though I don't think it occurs here.

vipin.baliga
vipin.baliga 9 years ago

Beautiful....!!!

Psilo
Psilo 9 years ago

"bright green to dark green to olive green when young, changing to some shade of pink, yellow, or orange in age; surface glabrous, glutinous to viscid; flesh thin, waxy;"

so it is most likely an older specimen of H. psittacina seeing as how as they grow older their green grows farther down. On this specimen, all the way down to the stipe

maxwellschultz1
Spotted by
maxwellschultz1

Portland, Oregon, USA

Spotted on Feb 10, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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