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Old October 7th, 2009, 10:22 AM
CascadeJerry CascadeJerry is offline
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ID of small mushrooms with star shaped tops

Found several of these small mushrooms with star shaped tops at a local park in Eugene Oregon. Can anyone identify them for me. I suspect that the star shaped tops are "aging artifact"?
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Jerry
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Old October 7th, 2009, 10:37 AM
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Re: ID of small mushrooms with star shaped tops

Cool photos! These are Parasola plicatilis. You're right, the star shapes are an aging effect.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 11:04 AM
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Re: ID of small mushrooms with star shaped tops

Very beautiful! Often, when the Coprinus family of mushrooms 'melt' they get this design but these photos show an outstanding view of this species! Great parasols!
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Old October 7th, 2009, 11:07 AM
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Re: ID of small mushrooms with star shaped tops

I just put together a 2010 mushroom calendar for my club and sent it to the printer yesterday. I would have strongly considered one of these photos though, maybe next year.
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Old October 7th, 2009, 12:55 PM
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Re: ID of small mushrooms with star shaped tops

Thank you for your help and information! Please feel free to use the pictures in any way you want. I continue to be awed by nature every day.
Jerry
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Old October 8th, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Re: ID of small mushrooms with star shaped tops

Ahhhh MycoRob...you should have gone to the 'Lichen Appreciation' gallery...I've a few posts in there of some photos............lol
Photography is my obscession...mushrooms my passion.
We're not getting many of the wonderful C.family this year...it's just been so DRY here!
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Re: ID of small mushrooms with star shaped tops

Beautiful photos CascadeJerry!
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