Public Description of Stropharia hardii G.F. Atk.

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Taxonomic Classification:

Kingdom: Fungi
Phylum: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales
Family: Strophariaceae

General Description:

Cap: 4-10 cm; convex, becoming broadly convex or flat; sticky at first, but soon dry; dirty yellow to brownish yellow; smooth or with inconspicuous dark brownish spots or tiny scales.

Gills: Attached to the stem; close; pale at first, becoming grayish or purplish brown—or merely dark brown.

Stem: 5-9 cm long; up to 1.5 cm thick; dry; with a ring; fairly smooth or finely hairy (but not conspicuously shaggy-scaly); white; base often with white mycelial threads.

Flesh: White.
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive, or unpleasant and somewhat mealy.

Spore Print: Purple-brown to dark brown.

Microscopic Features: Spores 5-9 × 3-5 ยต; smooth; elliptical. Chrysocystidia present.


Eastern North America


Saprobic; growing alone or gregariously on woody debris in hardwood forests (but also reported on wood chips); summer and fall. It often occurs in low areas under jewel weed and stinging nettles.


Kuo, M. (2005, January). Stropharia hardii. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site:


Stropharia hardii G.F. Atk., J. Mycol. 12(5): 194 (1906)

Description author: walt sturgeon (Request Authorship Credit)

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