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Sun Apr 24, 2022, 11:36 AM

UArizona student discovers rare, purple mushroom on Mount Lemmon



TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) The University of Arizona is crediting one of its students for discovering a rare, purple mushroom on Mount Lemmon.

Caitlin Dowd, senior studying geology, found the rare mushroom on their second foraging expedition.

"I consider myself just a total amateur forager," Dowd said. "It was a big surprise when we found it."

According to researchers, this is the first documented Entoloma occidentale in all of Arizona.


https://www.kgun9.com/news/local-news/uarizona-student-discovers-rare-purple-mushroom-near-mount-lemmon

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Reply UArizona student discovers rare, purple mushroom on Mount Lemmon (Original post)
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SergeStorms Apr 2022 #1
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Response to Ptah (Original post)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 11:53 AM

1. Who'll be the first student....

to pop it in their mouth to test it's psychotropic properties?

There's one in every class, or so it seems.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 02:15 PM

2. Purple haze?

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Response to Xoan (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 24, 2022, 03:18 PM

3. Or a one way ticket.....

to a six foot deep hole in the ground.

A lot of people have died from "experimenting" with unknown edibles. People still make mistakes in this day and age by consuming misidentified fungi.

Not something I'd want to mess with without rigorous testing done first.

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Sun Apr 24, 2022, 05:30 PM

4. That used to be a national chain ... I remember seeing a franchise in Birmingham back in the '60s. n

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