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King Stropharia Deep red caps, purple-gray gills, and a white stem with a thick, cogwheeled ring. There were at least a dozen mushrooms and they ranged in size from 5-8cm tall. <br />
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Interestingly, Stropharia rugosoannulata is a nematophagous fungus, which means that it is able to trap and digest nematodes. Fungi,Geotagged,King Stropharia,Stropharia,Stropharia rugosoannulata,Summer,United States,fungus,mushroom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

King Stropharia

Deep red caps, purple-gray gills, and a white stem with a thick, cogwheeled ring. There were at least a dozen mushrooms and they ranged in size from 5-8cm tall.

Interestingly, Stropharia rugosoannulata is a nematophagous fungus, which means that it is able to trap and digest nematodes.

    comments (4)

  1. What a perfect specimen! It almost looks like it is wearing an Edwardian collar! Posted 2 years ago
    1. It was totally perfect! I find a bunch in this spot every year! Posted 2 years ago
      1. It would be a good subject for a painting or even a sculpture! Posted 2 years ago
        1. True! I also think it would be super cool to do a time lapse of a single mushroom like this to see all the changes it goes through...Maybe a possible project for you once you move <3 Posted 2 years ago

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''Stropharia rugosoannulata'', commonly known as the wine cap stropharia, "garden giant", burgundy mushroom or king stropharia , is an agaric of the family Strophariaceae found in Europe and North America, and introduced to Australia and New Zealand.

Similar species: Agaricales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jan 13, 2018. Captured Sep 11, 2017 11:02 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm