Observation 108558: Stropharia hardii G.F. Atk.

When: 2012-08-31

Collection location: Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

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Recognized by sight: I just came across a similar specimen. It seems there is a wide range on MO for S. hardii – many much more robust than either yours or mine.

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Interesting suggestion, Martin.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-10-10 07:04:21 MST (-0700)

Looking at the two species as portrayed on Mushroom Expert, S. coronilla is a smallish grass inhabiting mushroom, whereas S. hardii is a larger woodland species. I think this is hardii because of the forested habitat and the size (cap appears to be over 6 cm diameter). But the two types are sufficiently macro-similar to motivate one to look a little closer. Spores of coronilla are reported as somewhat larger than hardii. Next time I find some of these (probably not until next year) I’ll try to remember to look at the spores.

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