It's March! And March has everybody thinking green, for St. Paddy's Day. So I thought I would profile my favorite green mushroom, Gliophorus psittacinus, known as the Parrot Wax Cap. This tiny mushroom is hard to miss because of its bright BRIGHT green color and super slimy cap! When I lived in California, I used to find these in the redwood forests near Santa Cruz. They are so beautifully bright green against the red-brown background of the redwoods.
This species also comes in bright red-orange and bright yellow too!
Cap: The cap is smooth, convex, and covered in slime. The color ranges from bright green to dark green when young, and changes to shades of pink, yellow, and orange with age.
Hymenium: The gills are adnate to subdecurrent, occasionally seceding. Color is greenish when young, becoming concolorous with the cap in age.
Stipe: The stipe is cylindrical to tapered up. It is greenish when young, becoming yellow, orange, or pink with age.
Spore Print: White
4/20/2020 10:26:04 pm
There are tons of stuff that we can learn from this. Personally, I believe that science has had a major role in our evolution. Well, of course, it was not some secret, but I still want to give it credit. I work for the science department of our school, so I love talking about science. I hope that we can talk about it sometime, our mutual love for the subject might allow us to become great friends, my great man.
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