Observation 102391: Echinoderma asperum (Pers.) Bon
When: 2012-07-21
(35.5618° -84.2371° 259m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: 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 EDT (-0400)

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

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

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

http://www.indexfungorum.org/...

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

Thanks!
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-21 22:39:15 EDT (-0400)

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

Edit- first collection in the US?

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

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

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