Observation 165014: Macrolepiota Singer
When: 2012-05-15
(-26.2103° 32.0025° )
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Riverine woodland

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: if the fruit body is small.
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Recognized by sight: large size eliminates Lepiota as a genus.

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By: Kate Braun (kbraun)
2014-05-27 04:40:26 CDT (-0400)

This was a fairly large one, approx tennis ball diameter.

Here’s a very similar “Lepiota” sp.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-05-26 19:16:22 CDT (-0400)

also growing in a woodland in S. Africa, discovered on iSpot. Scroll down to Karen Zunkle’s observation from Table Mt.


Most Chlorophyllum are both large and found in grass or wood chips or disturbed habitats (roadside, compost heaps, etc.). Macrolepiota are also large, in grassland or woodlands, but usually found at the edges of woods.

The woodland habitat that you show also indicates a Lepiota sp. Size matters!

Hi Again, Kate
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-05-26 18:39:28 CDT (-0400)

I can’t tell by the plant debris in your photo, but how big was this fruit body? Smallish like a ping pong ball (or smaller) or large like an orange?

That would also help get us to a possible genus within the parasols.

Judging from that glimpse of gill, that is where I would concentrate my searching.

By: Kate Braun (kbraun)
2014-05-26 17:19:42 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for all the ID attempts – I will definitely try to capture more detail in future.

Hi Kate …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-05-26 16:08:10 CDT (-0400)

if you could provide more photographic details next time, we could provide a more focused ID.

What color were those gills? They look a bit whitish, from what I can see in that tiny tantalizing glimpse of gill …

The cap is reminiscent of one of the parasol fungi, and the pale gills would match with that. which parasol, tho … not enough detail to tell.

Agaricales is a fancy general term for a gilled mushroom, ANY gilled mushroom. We can certainly do better than THAT!

Oh, Danny…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-05-26 15:55:37 CDT (-0400)

i never thought i’d say this…
but, i really missed you!!

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