Observation 119819: Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Vittadini) Vellinga

When: 2012-12-06

Collection location: Eastern San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jonathan King (buckyboy)

No specimen available

Healthy flush growing in one location — a grassy patch trailside in a little-visited regional park in the northern portion of the Oakland-Berkeley Hills. Harvested half the flush on Friday, 12.6,2012 drying and cooking most of it while waiting on a spore print, which when viewable had no hint of green, but was a consistent greyish-white. This relieved my concern over whether I’d harvested Chlorophyllum molybdites, but didn’t confirm whether what I had was C. rhacodes or an edible lookalike, e.g., Chlorophyllum brunneum. In any case, they were delicious last week, as were the remaining, now-larger individuals I harvested yesterday (12.12.12) on returning to the site and finding them unmolested.


Bases and stems of three large individuals collected from the described flush. This per request of Alan Rockefeller.

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Used references: Both Arora books, Mykoweb, Mushroom Observer
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Recognized by sight: C. brunneum is much more common than C. rhacodes in the bay area. Pics of the base of the stem are needed.

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2012-12-14 02:56:33 SAST (+0200)

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