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Purple Panus

Panus lecomtei


They start out a deep purple color and fade to pale brown as they age, eventually becoming a cream color after they dry up. Fuzzy caps and stipe, decurrent gills, off-center stipe.


They were covering much of the stump and above-ground roots of a dead sweetgum tree.

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Machi a month ago

Thanks Neil. Such a cool and common mushroom, but I rarely find them young enough to see the purple coloration.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Photo number 4 and I was going to scream ((( Black Snake ))), but alas, I was tricked. Well played. I love this spotting, Machi. A beautiful series of these mushrooms. Some of those rocks loo like calcite too. People would pay for that!

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Florida, USA

Lat: 28.86, Long: -82.55

Spotted on Feb 14, 2019
Submitted on May 26, 2019

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