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A species of mushroom that I believe is Lepiotus (Carla, PLEASE ID these for me) who open their parasols late in the day. They live in a foot square area in my yard (an acre), on what was a burn pile.

Bayou George, FL
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  • HormonManyer
    HormonManyerover 3 years ago

    Hi May,
    Beautiful flashlight management and great composition. If you, next time, focus on the closest square centimeter of the closest cap, you’ll get the best elegance and depth of field for your pic. ID: very probably Leucocoprinus birnbaumii (Corda) Singer, a pantropical species which is quite common in FL also. Although, without microscopical analysis, I can’t be 100% sure, and some other species of the genus aren’t fully out of question either. It’s better to name the genus only. :)
    Best regards, László

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    Got am I jealous May! Yep…these were once called Lepiota……they’re always changing names. Laszlo has a great possible ID there. I always just call these ‘Flower Pot Mushrooms’ as that’s usually where they’re seen here in the US. Jealous Jealous Jealous

  • Yool
    Yoolover 3 years ago

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 3 years ago

    Nicley captured!


  • barnsis
    barnsisover 3 years ago

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 3 years ago

    Once I get the challenge up, don’t forget to submit to the August Features Challenge!
    oooo…ANOTHER feature for this image! :o) So beautiful

  • May Lattanzio
    May Lattanzioover 3 years ago

    I did some research and I believe they are birnbaumii, too. I’ve never seen them in my flower pots. Thanks everyone.

  • Normf
    Normfover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your well earned feature in “Fungilicious”. Great image!

  • May Lattanzio
    May Lattanzioover 3 years ago

    Thank you, Norm and the Fungilicious folks, for my feature! And to Yoolz for that feature, too!


    Thanks, again.

  • LavenderMoon
    LavenderMoonover 3 years ago

    Really nicely captured… love the light. Congratulations on your features!

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