Observation 139943: Parasola Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple

When: 2013-07-14

Collection location: Rockingham Co, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: pete (petepann)

No specimen available

Found growing in neighbors yard after rainfall. All alone in open area.
cap 25.4 mm. Translucent, pale-grey cap with a yellowish disc. No universal veil fragments on the cap. Deeply grooved from the margin nearly to the center.

Free, non-deliquescent gills.

Stem 76.2 mm in length. Hollow. pale orange, almost translucent

I am taking a reasonably educated guess toward Parasola lactea over Parasola plicatilis due to the lack of “inking”. Specimen dried to a crisp on porch rail in direct sunlight. No inky goo to be found.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: My initial proposal was Parasola lactea, but not 100% conclusive without microscope.

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By: Byrain
2013-07-14 19:57:53 EDT (-0400)

you deleted this observation, everything except for a reference to it and the log which you can see by pressing “show log” at the bottom of the page will be deleted. I wouldn’t advise for or against it, someone else might be able to get a better name for it if you leave it. I was thinking Bolbitius is possible, maybe something like B. titubans given the colors, but its hard to identify mushrooms from the top only.

What happens if I destroy a post…
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-14 19:38:31 EDT (-0400)

and would that be advisable for this one?

By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-14 19:35:36 EDT (-0400)

Absent" he typed, as he hung his head in shame. This specimen was no where near handled or documented properly.(went through to many hands) I knew better than to post this. Took a chance with what info I had. Will update in morning with new specimen.

Spore color?
By: Byrain
2013-07-14 19:00:54 EDT (-0400)

Color of the mature gills even? Doesn’t look like Parasola.

The lack of stem ring makes me doubt Leucocoprinus fragilissimus
By: pete (petepann)
2013-07-14 18:45:47 EDT (-0400)

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