Observation 123443: Lepiota (Pers.) Gray

When: 2012-06-05

Collection location: Sani Lodge, Napo River, Ecuador [Click for map]

Who: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)

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One only found in deep rainforest on ground. Centimeter scale. Red-eyed fly in center.

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-08-27 16:59:22 PDT (-0700)

Latin America does not take kindly to smuggling biological material out of park boundaries or national borders is an understatement. wise choice!

thank you for the follow up. I will make inquiries with some combination of the station, Tim and the Natural History Museum Fungarium in Lima, as suggested.

There might be one in Lima
By: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)
2016-08-27 16:10:28 PDT (-0700)

No, I didn’t want to remove this from the country and into the USA without a permit.
But we found the same thing in Peru and I prepared it and asked to have it sent to a herbarium in Lima by a research staff, Tim Perez, at Los Amigos, a ACA biological research station.
I do not know where he deposited it, or if he did. It would have been shortly after May, 2014, as he was leaving then.

That’s the one
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-02-09 23:13:59 PST (-0800)
By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2015-02-09 13:20:03 PST (-0800)
Micro required (at least)
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-02-09 07:32:26 PST (-0800)

I have found this for a second and third time here in Bolivia this year. Access to good, working microscopes being limited, no collection has yet been scoped. While it is almost surely white spored, the gills of especially mature fruiting bodies do take on a dingy, mottled, greyish brown cast.

If they can be liberated from Bolivia, there are three collections of this sp. available for study, ‘if’ being the operative word in the sentence. I doubt that this can be assigned to any genus with any reasonable degree of certainty without at least microscopic study.

By: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)
2015-02-08 19:00:05 PST (-0800)

Is it possible this is an undescribed Micropsalliota?
We have now found it in Peru 3/2014 as well as this collection from Ecuador.

This is way too cool!
By: Jonathan M
2013-03-20 10:24:19 PDT (-0700)

this have to be the coolest and nicest mushroom i saw in a while, wow! but yeah, really have to wonder what it could be, in my case I have leratiomyces vibe, but it have brown spore i think.

“No Name or Genus”
By: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)
2013-03-20 08:51:27 PDT (-0700)

The collection in the Mycokey Mycellium Blog is my same collection. The only comment offered there was that there is not a name or genus for this. I called it “lepiotoid” as it had white spores (probably) and an annulus. But the gelatinous pileus, and of course the decoration, gave me little hope of recognizing it.
Maybe it is a Lepiota. Let’s keep looking and thinking.

What is this?
By: Brian Looney (GibbiPicasso)
2013-01-28 18:04:40 PST (-0800)
Hi Joanne
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-26 15:30:59 PST (-0800)

and Welcome! Thanks for bringing this here. I first saw these photographs on Thomas Læssøe’s MycoKey blog and instantly recognized them. I collected the same thing outside of Concepcion, Bolivia in April of last year.

I don’t suppose you have the collection in your possession, do you?

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