Observation 158453: Leucoagaricus Locq. ex Singer

Single fungi. Growing on the side of a steep embankment in close proximity to a planted Pine forest.( Known as The Pines)
I was surprised to find anything growing at this time of the year. (Early Summer) The stipe had small particles attached, and an annulus was well developed and displayed. The fungi was totally white and the gills were crowded and of a similar colour. The fungi seemed to be attached to decaying timber. It was about 4cm in height. The stipe had a fibres centre, as is shown when the cap was removed. There was no distinctive habits or aromas. Scoped images included. Unsuccessful in obtaining Spore print. Specimen kept. Scoped images were of free spores with some floating. Marking within the spore undetermined.

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Recognized by sight: need to see base!
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Recognized by sight: absence of clamp connections, no striations, fibrous pileus (also present in La. barssii/La. macrorhizus).

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its gestalt is certainly Lepiotioid
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-03-01 10:41:49 CST (-0600)

and if Else calls it a Leucoagaricus, I believe her.

But if you can actually see enough details in these micrographs to determine the presence or absence of clamps, yur a better woman that I!

Scoped section of Stipe added

Decided to load a section of the stipe for added info. Comments appreciated. kk

Maybe something lepiotoid
By: TimmiT
2014-01-24 21:36:01 CST (-0600)

This strikes me as something belonging to the old Lepiota sensu lato. Perhaps a Leucocoprinus species. The absence of clamp connections and spores with a germ pore would support this.

Scoped images.

Any helpful comments on the scoped images appreciated. I am finding the more I learn the less I know. (little frustrating). Wet slide, no reagent used. Marking on spores not reckonisable with my available info. At the time of logging info I did not notice any sign of a Volva, although the root system clustered with debris that appeared to be decayed wood. (see 71840 jpg)

Danny, would a photo of the dried base help, or a scoped section.. Thanks for the input. Chow, kk

  • Have included two, (lst images), of the stipe base for obs..*********

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