Observation 158584: Leucocoprinus Pat.

When: 2013-12-30

Collection location: Cristalino Jungle Lodge, Alta Floresta, Mato Grosso, Brazil [Click for map]

Who: Susanne Sourell (suse)

No specimen available

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-02-01 07:38:51 PST (-0800)

Else is far and away the authority to consult on a question like this, but in my personal experience, I find that red-staining in the lepiotacious fungi is a good potential character for Leucoagaricus, whereas an overall coprinoid shape and habit — clustered to caespitose (though sometimes solitary, as in L. fragilissimus), somewhat to extremely fragile, some degree of striation/plication/sulcation on the pileus — is indicative of Leucocoprinus. both necessarily possess free, white gills and white spores.

these “gists” are surely not without exceptions. hopefully Else can comment further.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2014-01-28 07:35:03 PST (-0800)

I tool a look and saw only one labeled Leucoagaricus.
I agree with that id

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-01-27 17:13:31 PST (-0800)

Have you seen the observations of Suse that have been identified as Leucoagaricus? They look to me as if they could just as well be Leucocoprinus. I don’t know either genera from first hand experience, but I am looking for white agaricus and white coprinus and neither seem to be very good guidelines. What do you think of the observations marked Leucoagaricus? Do you agree?

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