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    08 / 09 / 2017

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    John Sumlin


I know it is a fungus, but WOW. found this at the base of one of the large oaks in my yard. I potted it to see if it will subsist in pot. It has done great for two days. It reminds me of coral. NOTE THE QUARTER FOR SCALE


  • John Sumlin Apprentice says:

    Thanks for the reply, would love to know more. It did perish. Bugs started to swarm, and rank odor came over. Off to the compost pile. Let me know what else you know or Walter. THANKS!!

    August 18th, 2017 at 6:26am

  • Kate Hallberg Apprentice says:

    It’s beautiful but I’d be surprised if it can do more than hang on away from the rest of the organism. I’m curious if it’s edible and worth eating- you probably come from a state that values the land grant universities (Colorado is severely broken- the legislature thinks they lose money they put into state universities whereas reality is the return on their investment is huge). Contact your University Extension about the fungus- we were constantly scared away from fungus but that was overdone. I doubt this is the case but I wonder if yours is part of the fungal communication network in forests. Finding local foresters or forestry academics could get information there.

    August 13th, 2017 at 11:39am

  • Walter Reeves Master Identifier says:

    one of the many shelf mushrooms. it was attached to a fungal mat underground

    August 10th, 2017 at 8:22pm

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