Brachycybe Lecontii found in North Alabama

Madnesssr

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I had a great surprise this weekend. While splitting firewood, I found Brachycybe Lecontii. I was so excited. I didn’t realize they were native to this area 7B01AE42-0F70-4ACC-9790-2B2257BE7C02.jpeg 7B01AE42-0F70-4ACC-9790-2B2257BE7C02.jpeg
 

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Sure is. It is the bottom layer of stack that has been sitting for ~4-5 years. The entire bottom row was rotten of course. We are going to build a cover and get the new wood off the ground.
 

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Have you done an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on what the effects will be of raising the firewood? Have you prepared a separate section where wood will be left to rot for future generations of Brachycybe ;):D?

Nice find! Wish I had platydesmids just to find where I am, but they are all farther north. High time I tried to rear these again...
Apparently there are two species of Brachycybe in Alabama, B. lecontii and B. petasata.

Thanks for sharing,

Arthroverts
 

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Have you done an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on what the effects will be of raising the firewood? Have you prepared a separate section where wood will be left to rot for future generations of Brachycybe ;):D?

Nice find! Wish I had platydesmids just to find where I am, but they are all farther north. High time I tried to rear these again...
Apparently there are two species of Brachycybe in Alabama, B. lecontii and B. petasata.

Thanks for sharing,

Arthroverts
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I am leaving the rotting layer there to see how they progress. I added more hickory to the pile and covered with leaves. I hope they continue to do well there. I am making my husband move his location for the wood shed. :^)

But now you have me second guessing ID. Not 100% certain. I thought they were Lecontii but now that I look at the petasata...they may not be.
 
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jrh3

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Nice find. We have some interesting creatures here in Alabama.
 
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