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Can you identify this turquoise mushroom?

 
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I've been watching this baby come up out of the bed I've got filled with woodchips and brush and leaves for weeks now. There are a lot of Clathrus columnatus in the bed, so I figured it had to be some kind of stinkhorn. And, like a stinkhorn, it emerged slowly, then began to stick its phallic little head out of the mulch. I kept waiting for it to do something, but it continued to rise, it's head relatively entact. Before I post my best guess as to what it is, I'm interested in what the fungi experts on this forum might have to say. Unfortunately, I didn't get photos in vivo, but this will give you an idea:



Mystery-turquoise-stinkorn.jpg
This started as a tiny little bud, then rose up to about 1.5 from the litter.
This started as a tiny little bud, then rose up to about 1.5" from the litter.
Mystery-stinkhorn-2.jpg
It actually has a tongue shape, flatter when viewed from the side than from the front.
It actually has a tongue shape, flatter when viewed from the side than from the front.
 
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Since nobody has ventured a guess yet, here's my best guess:

Geoglossum gardenglovus

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You gotta laugh...
You gotta laugh...
 
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LMFAO! I was thinking, you know, that texture looks familiar..... I suppose I have a few of those lost stinkhorns just waiting to surface in my own garden!! giggle.
 
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That's beyond hilarious. I was totally going to look up the nomenclature until I took a second look at that last photo.

-CK
 
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Chris Kott wrote:That's beyond hilarious. I was totally going to look up the nomenclature until I took a second look at that last photo.

-CK



What's most interesting to me is the fact that I personally do not own any garden gloves that look like this. What's in my beds was mostly delivered from local tree services, either as wood chips or shredded leaves. I wonder if there isn't a finger in there somewhere! I must say, I do have an awful lot of worms working my beds now...

 
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