Observation 145606: Chlorophyllum Massee
When: 2013-09-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found in my little front yard. I live in a very dry (dessert) region, however we been having constant rain for 3 consecutive days. Yesterday the sun came and in the night I found this specimen.

Smell: Discreet (and pleasant) mushroom odor.

Dog poop (from neighbor dogs) may had been in my yard.

I feel honored that a mushroom appeared in my yard given that here is no region for mushrooms.

I want to know if it can be eaten, or if it is psychoactive, or if it is dangerous as I have a kitten that likes to be exploring outdoors.

Thanks!

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By: Glen van Niekerk (primordius)
2013-09-16 23:37:08 PDT (-0700)

Chlorophyllum molybdites = Green spore print
Chlorophyllum molybdites causes digestive upsets in humans but is not fatal.

It might also be Chlorophyllum rachodes. I think it stains red when cut and exposed to air.

Could be Lepiota or Chlorophyllum.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2013-09-16 21:56:43 PDT (-0700)

Cut the top off, lay it on paper, and see what color the spores are. If green, you have a Chlorophyllum, which is often poisonous. If white spores, then Lepiota.

Looks like it might be Chlorophyllum molybdites or Lepiota rhacoides.

Update
By: Diego (dbedolla)
2013-09-16 15:15:05 PDT (-0700)

I forgot to comment that the fungus today was more flat shpaed on the head, contrary to more closed or curved as it was yesterday night when I discovered. In the pictures you can see what I mean.

Created: 2013-09-16 15:09:39 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2013-09-17 08:24:11 PDT (-0700)
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