Desert Mushroom (Podaxis pistillaris)   2 comments

Desert Mushroom (Podaxis pistillaris)-72Desert Mushroom (Podaxis pistillaris) — Image by kenne

This is probably the most common mushroom in the Sonoran Desert. It is found in desert environments worldwide. The fruiting body appears above the ground upon a woody stem within a few days after a soaking rain usually during the cooler seasons. It is fibrous and woody and the cap remains closed down around the gills and spores, presumably to protect them from extreme dry periods. (arizonensis.org)

2 responses to “Desert Mushroom (Podaxis pistillaris)

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  1. I have found a supply of these near my home. Would anyone like to have the (dried or not)?

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  2. I have found a supply of these near my home. Would anyone like to have them (dried or not)?

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