Observation 133697: Stropharia rugosoannulata Farl. ex Murrill
When: 2013-05-14
(41.6043° -70.6365° 3m)

Notes: Significant fruiting in wood chips. A variety of ages from new buttons to old dinner plate sized caps. Brought home some fresh ones and cooked them up. They were excellent and very similar to the ones I have growing from a kit in my basement.

Description of collected specimens:

Pileus: Red brown to medium brown with a slight blotchiness, some yellow tones visible between the dense scales when present; 60-100mm across, 10-40mm thick; smooth to densely scale; convex with an inrolled margin to plano-convex; flesh pure white when young becoming yellowish in age

Stipe: Broader at the base than at the top; constricting somewhat where it meets the pileus; whitish where it has been exposed; yellow to brownish with aged and exposure; flesh pure white; 74-100mm long; 12-30mm wide

Rhizomorphs: Present at base of stipe; up to 3mm thick and 20-100mm long (could well have been longer); off white with a pinkish or brownish cast

Partial veil: Present, complete when young, star-like pattern; colored like the stipe (white where not exposed and yellow to brownish with age or exposure

Lamellae: Light gray when young, becoming darker purple-grey with age; darkening when bruised; adnexed to sinuate; close; lamellulae rare

Odor: Sweet slightly cucumberish

Taste: Indistinct, slightly sweet, mushroomy. Much sweeter when cooked.

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Returned to the site to get some more photos, measurements of a larger specimen, and a bunch for the table.
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Returned to the site to get some more photos, measurements of a larger specimen, and a bunch for the table.
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Returned to the site to get some more photos, measurements of a larger specimen, and a bunch for the table.
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Images of the large specimen I brought back to measure. 205mm across x 180mm tall. Too buggy for the herbarium.
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Images of the large specimen I brought back to measure. 205mm across x 180mm tall. Too buggy for the herbarium.
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Images of the large specimen I brought back to measure. 205mm across x 180mm tall. Too buggy for the herbarium.
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Images of the large specimen I brought back to measure. 205mm across x 180mm tall. Too buggy for the herbarium.

Proposed Names

92% (2)
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Recognized by sight: Red brown/wine colored cap; distinct veil; purplish gills; rhizomorphs; growing in the spring in the eastern US on wood chips

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