Observation 113925: Leucoagaricus leucothites (Vittad.) M.M. Moser ex Bon

When: 2012-10-20

Collection location: East Lyme, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)

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Looks to be one of the white-like Leucoagaricus species. Seemed growing in a partial ring. I think the dark one is just an older specimen. Please help me ID these to the species.

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non-movable annulus
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-22 19:24:13 CDT (-0400)

I made additional efforts to move it. Still wouldn’t move. Also, I did try cooking it to see if it’ll darken, and it did darken. But, I’ll have to compare it to another mushroom, since I can’t be sure if it was a browning or the darkening the literature refers to.

Also, pileus did easily detach from stipe. Classic “ball and socket” scenario.

Has anyone else experiences w/the annulus being movable or not? How about based on maturity w/the the ranges pictured?

What else can this be besides what I’m calling it???

I have seen the old species name…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-10-21 16:57:19 CDT (-0400)

Lepiota naucina applied to both smooth white capped and darker aerolate capped types. I have always used the name (old or new) for smooth white capped collections with ring that is detachable/moveable, but not so durable as in Macrolepiota or Chlorophyllum. My collections have all been made on lawns.

The ones (especially the dark one) seen here are a bit different from my concept of this species. But that may be because of the way in which this type mushroom ages. Perhaps the ring becomes more fragile? The change to a very dark color in the cut context (stipe) is not something that I’ve noticed with this type.

not movable
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-21 09:08:50 CDT (-0400)

Can I get more peoples’ experiences about if the ring should be movable please?

To Alan & Bob:
By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-20 22:23:29 CDT (-0400)

Hi Alan & Bob:

TY for looking at this. DO you have any other species I should compare it to as far as what other possibilities there may be for these?

By: Sam.Schaperow (SamSchaperow)
2012-10-20 16:35:13 CDT (-0400)

Not movable, as would be expected on a Leucoagaricus. Looked like it would be, but at least I couldn’t move it up and down.

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