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Ferns, Fungi and Mosses: What type of mushroom is this?

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woodland7
Waterloo, IL

August 31, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8787154

We found this growing at the base of our ficas tree. What is it and how did it get there? The tree has not been out of
doors for a couple of years.

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kniphofia
Morpeth
United Kingdom
(Zone 8a)

September 2, 2011
10:18 PM

Post #8791048

Have you repotted the plant at all? These can sometimes appear from the potting compost.
wannadanc
Olympia, WA

September 26, 2011
6:13 PM

Post #8825712

Fungal spores are ubiquitous. They grow when they land on a suitable substrate...first by invisible threadlike hyphae - and eventually with a fruiting body such as what you have shown here. I have no idea what type it is.
flabotany
Gainesville, FL

September 29, 2011
11:17 AM

Post #8829325

Lemon-yellow Lepiota

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leucocoprinus_birnbaumii

They regularly come up in pots around my greenhouse, seem to like the potting mix I use. They do not cause any harm to the plants though.

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