permaculture playing cards*
Permies likes fungi and the farmer likes spiky fungus permies
  Search | Permaculture Wiki | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies | World Domination!
Register / Login
permies » forums » growies » fungi
Bookmark "spiky fungus" Watch "spiky fungus" New topic
Author

spiky fungus

paul wheaton
steward

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14839
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
    ∞
I've never seen anything like this.  I think it is a kind of fungus.



super high res version


sign up for my daily-ish email / rocket mass heater 4-DVD set / permaculture playing cards
paul wheaton
steward

Joined: Apr 01, 2005
Posts: 14839
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
    ∞
This is growing on a stump in north idaho.
Charles Kelm


Joined: Apr 30, 2010
Posts: 148
Location: Western Washington (Zone 7B - temperate maritime)
Quick - someone get Paul Stamets.  STAT!


Western Washington (Zone 7B - temperate maritime)
Christina Darling


Joined: Jun 24, 2011
Posts: 71
Location: East-Central Illinois
Yikes - it looks like a sea anemone.


"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." -Thomas Jefferson
                            


Joined: Aug 06, 2011
Posts: 12
It is a tribble, obviously! 
                      


Joined: Jan 16, 2011
Posts: 26
Location: Burbank , Washington (south central)
A tribble with dreadlocks!


David Wise, DaBearded1.  Doing Permaculture on .5 acre in a suburban setting, in a arid shrub steppe climate.
Lee Einer


Joined: May 08, 2011
Posts: 169
Freem wrote:
It is a tribble, obviously! 


I think I just heard it bidding 1500 quatloos on the newcomer.
Raven Sutherland


Joined: Nov 09, 2010
Posts: 128
Location: Massachusetts
Amazing find....  looks so much like a coral
from the sea and i find the math matics of it's growth
pattern to suggest intelligence.   (seriously)


Digging around on a piece of ground in my home town
waiting for someone or something to show me the way.
Robert Ray
volunteer

Joined: Jul 06, 2009
Posts: 1315
Location: Cascades of Oregon
    
  12
I was going to say tribble too, but perhaps an Idaho hedgehog?
  My nephew is working on his doctorate at U.W and is studying mushrooms I sent him the link maybe he'll know.


"There is enough in the world for everyones needs, but not enough for everyones greed"
(Buckman)
Jamie Jackson


Joined: Dec 04, 2010
Posts: 187
Location: Zone 5b - 6a, Missouri Ozarks
From some of my facebook friends, I posted the photo it was so cool:

1.  Kooshballa onrockii?

2.  Kooshballia anemonensis?

3.  Cotton-base coral (I'm looking at my Audobon guide)?

Help support our homestead by checking out the "Health and Garden/ The Essential Herbal Magazine" on our blog: www.MissouriHerbs.com
Ernest Friedman-Hill
Dúnedain of Arnor


Joined: May 09, 2008
Posts: 23
    
  10
The best I've got is a big Cedar Apple Rust Fungus, a rather large and atypical one
                                    


Joined: Aug 19, 2011
Posts: 1
My 'guess'  it could be a coral finger.  Just like the name suggests, the coral mushrooms typically look like coral, although some might be better described as club-shaped or finger-like, they come in quite a few shapes and colors.
Clavariaceae: The Coral Mushroom Family

http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/mushrooms/images/Clavaria_purpurea.jpg

                          


Joined: Aug 19, 2011
Posts: 4
awww, sparticle beat me to it. I was gonna say, "I dunno. It looks to me like a kooshball gone bad."

Good one sparticle
Jamie Jackson


Joined: Dec 04, 2010
Posts: 187
Location: Zone 5b - 6a, Missouri Ozarks
Hey photo by Tom Elpel, cool the slip form guy.
Franklin Stone


Joined: Jun 09, 2010
Posts: 152
Wow! That is pretty amazing.

Have you tried posting the photo at http://mushroomobserver.org ?

Somebody over there might recognize it.

Deb Berman


Joined: Sep 12, 2010
Posts: 41
    
    5
Check out the Western Montana Mycological Association website (www.fungaljungal.org). They have a lot of good mushroom identification resources, and if you are still not sure they will ID it    for you.
 
 
subject: spiky fungus
 
Similar Threads
Solar Food Dryers?
testing how to upload and insert photos
The Blue Bird Bus
permaculture tinkerers presentation
car parts warrior
cast iron skillet 49er

more from paul wheaton's glorious empire of web junk: cast iron skillet diatomaceous earth sepp holzer raised garden beds raising chickens lawn care flea control missoula electric heaters permaculture videos permaculture books