Observation 102391: Echinoderma asperum (Pers.) Bon

When: 2012-07-21

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.5618° -84.2371° 259m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

Specimen available

Found on soil under hardwoods. There was an odor, maybe it could be described as “like a rubberband?” The bulb is distinctive, with a collar. The gills were very close and narrow. Also, there is a very thick cobwebby veil.

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That’s a relief!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-07-22 07:54:39 CDT (-0400)

At least it helps provide some context for grouping it with other stuff.
Echinoderma is a cool name, but Lepiota is more familiar.

By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-07-21 22:46:35 CDT (-0400)
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-07-21 22:44:55 CDT (-0400)

this is the 3rd posting for this species on MO. Index Fungorum says it gets plopped in Agaricaceae, just like everything else


…well not everything. It has similarities with several other mushrooms.

By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-21 22:39:15 CDT (-0400)

and Thanks Walt- I haven’t even uploaded half of the pictures yet!

Edit- first collection in the US?

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2012-07-21 22:37:06 CDT (-0400)

From what little I’ve read, this genus is currently proposed to be merged into _Cystolepiota along with Melanophyllum.

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