Observation 143772: Leucoagaricus americanus (Peck) Vellinga

When: 2013-08-25

Collection location: Kahite Trail, Vonore, Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

35.5618° -84.2371° 259m

Who: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)

No specimen available

On center of trail in hardwood forest with Acer, Carya, Quercus, Liriodendron tulipifera, Cornus florida, Juglans nigra, etc
Yellow staining, not turning red.

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I have noticed the same thing Christine.
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2013-08-27 06:42:07 PDT (-0700)

In other words, some darken red quickly, bypassing yellow altogether. And some stain yellow going to red slowly or not at all. I guess there could be some variations in the species.

Hi Jon
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2013-08-25 15:09:55 PDT (-0700)

I guess it is, its just that the last one that I collected (observation 101854) very abruptly and strikingly stained red: http://mushroomobserver.org/image/show_image/239356?obs=101854&q=1S22E
and this one didn’t, also the cap looked a little different, so I just wasn’t sure. Thanks!

Hi Christine!
By: Jon Shaffer (watchcat)
2013-08-25 13:49:56 PDT (-0700)

Isn’t this Leucoagaricus americanus? It sure looks like it but you have so much more experience than I have…
I sure would like to know, if not as I collect them all the time for food and I would hate to be eating something I am wrong about lol. Jon

Created: 2013-08-25 12:53:20 PDT (-0700)
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