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Pictures taken on October 16, 2020 (Friday)

Mushrooms in East and Central Texas

Weather (KIAH): Rain. Temperature 24.2° (3.2° higher than normal), min. 19°, max. 27°, min. over preceding two weeks is 15°. Wind speed 15.4 km/hour. Precipitation 0.0 mm, preceding two weeks 0% normal, preceding two months 97% normal.

Identified species: Claviceps paspali, Omphalotus subilludens.

Southern Jack O'Lantern mushrooms (Omphalotus subilludens) infected by some fungus under red cedar and oaks at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, October 16, 2020
LinkSouthern Jack O'Lantern mushrooms (Omphalotus subilludens) infected by some fungus under red cedar and oaks at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, October 16, 2020
Location on maps125A Parkview Dr, Somerville, TX 77879, USA
Cross section of Southern Jack O'Lantern mushrooms (Omphalotus subilludens) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, October 16, 2020
LinkCross section of Southern Jack O'Lantern mushrooms (Omphalotus subilludens) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, October 16, 2020
Location on maps125A Parkview Dr, Somerville, TX 77879, USA
Close-up of cross section of Southern Jack O'Lantern mushrooms (Omphalotus subilludens) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, October 16, 2020
LinkClose-up of cross section of Southern Jack O'Lantern mushrooms (Omphalotus subilludens) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, October 16, 2020
Location on maps907 Lakeview Ln, Somerville, TX 77879, USA
Black ergot fungus Claviceps paspali on brownseed Paspalum grass (Paspalum plicatulum) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, October 16, 2020
LinkBlack ergot fungus Claviceps paspali on brownseed Paspalum grass (Paspalum plicatulum) at Lake Somerville Trailway near Birch Creek Unit of Somerville Lake State Park. Texas, October 16, 2020
Location on maps1001 Lakeview Ln, Somerville, TX 77879, USA

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Acknowledgements

Mushroom Observer and Facebook for learning names of local mushrooms.

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