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    06 / 19 / 2013

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Found in the woods near my home in North Georgia, after searching found several similar pictures but no one knew what it was.


  • L Hosey Unregistered says:

    Found one 8/14/20
    INaturalist suggests Old Man of the Woods

    August 14th, 2020 at 9:19pm

  • Mushroom Finder Unregistered says:

    I found one of these also. Would love to know what it is. Found in mixed leaf litter (pine and oak) under an hundred year old oak tree.

    June 4th, 2020 at 7:33pm

  • Adam Wenger Unregistered says:

    Not an old man. Working on id. Sit tight!

    August 24th, 2018 at 3:52am

  • bullfroghollow Master Identifier says:

    Looked at old man. Yeah it definitely could be. Thanks

    June 20th, 2013 at 4:28pm

  • bullfroghollow Master Identifier says:

    I walk this path most every day. Never noticed them before. Lots of mushrooms in the area. Yesterday’s mushroom was just about gone, but new one sprung up overnight. Seem to be black from the start and are all black. Posting new pictures taken today.

    June 20th, 2013 at 4:22pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    I thought of that but the blackness on the picture here looks more spotty than on a black velvet bolete, and the texture (from what I could make out in a zoon in) didn’t look right either. I couldn’t think of anything black that SHOULD be maturing right now.

    June 20th, 2013 at 3:13pm

  • Kirk Flower Fanatic says:

    How about a black velvet bolete? Same problem with timing. Should be July or later.

    June 20th, 2013 at 1:14pm

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Having said that, my best guess, lacking a somewhat closer photograph, and more details (size, etc) would be an Old Man of the Woods (Strobilomyces confusus or Strobilomyces floccopus) but it’s really too early in the season for those to be anywhere near that mature. But then it was a very mild winter and lots of things have been growing oddly this year, or maturing early…

    June 20th, 2013 at 10:02am

  • parityanimal Master Identifier says:

    Hmmmm. Not asking you to touch one, as that might be dangerous, but pictures of the bottom would be helpful. Also, knowing if they are black all along or if they have turned black just near the end (or at the end) of their life cycle. there are a number of black shrooms and I’d hesitate to plug a name on it from just that view.

    June 20th, 2013 at 10:04am

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