Observation 118113: Lepista aeruginosa (H.E. Bigelow) Harmaja

When: 2012-09-07

Collection location: Deep River County Park, Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

41.6168° 87.2501°

Who: Danielle B. (dbly)

No specimen available

-found in a clack oak savanna, only 2 specimens found growing off soil and dead leaves

-pileus was dull and planer shape with a slight umbo, measured 33mm in diameter, smooth surface, with smooth margin, pileus color had a green tint to it(brown green center, green beige outside)

-adnexed even gills (17mm in length)lamellulae present (>1mm apart in spacing)

-no annulus or volva present

-smooth/silky stipe surface,solid, 19mm in length, 6mm in width, inserted insititious base

-not good with odors, but it smelt like a typical mushroom/ watermelon rind

-spore print was off white,shape was ovate with an ovate circle inside the spore

- spore measurements (length/width) (in micrometers) I tried to include the one of the largest and smallest spores I could find along with the majority of the same sized spores that I found. Measured with an 100x oil immersion objective.

1. 8.3/5.81
2. 7.47/4.57
3. 6.64/4.15
4. 8.3/4.98
5. 8.3/4.98
6. 8.3/4.98
7. 8.3/4.98
8. 7.47/4.15
9. 7.47/4.15
10. 8.3/4.98

range (6.64-8.3) and (4.15-5.81)

Proposed Names

-12% (2)
Recognized by sight
2% (3)
Recognized by sight: This type has a pleasant anise odor.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: White spore print, lack of anise odor and smooth cap margin
Used references: North American Species of Clitocybe
-28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Not as likely but still possible if the cap margin wasn’t truly smooth IMO

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