Observation 167840: Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Vittadini) Vellinga
When: 2014-06-16
(40.0° 74.0° 746m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Several specimens were found under a heavily mulched Norway spruce in Flanders , NJ after a heavy rainfall. The spore print was white with a dextrinoid reaction, and were oval with an apical pore. When we initially found this specimen the striking white cap was a covered by shaggy white fibers with remnants of a reddish brown universal veil on the top. The cap rapidly became more dingy after being jostled on the way home. The smooth stem had a double annulus that was attached to the stem at the top. The stem and cap bruised a dark brick color when cut. The basal bulb did not appear to be marginate.

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58% (2)
Used references: Mushroom expert, myko web
Based on microscopic features: Oval sores with apical pore
Based on chemical features: Dextrinoid

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Comment moved from Location
By: Joe Cohen (Joseph D. Cohen)
2014-06-25 21:28:46 PDT (-0700)

The following Comment was moved from Flanders
because it relates to this observation, rather than to all potential Observations from Flanders
“Found under Norway Spruce in front of the nursery.”

Hi Igor
By: Liz Broderick (Liz Broderick)
2014-06-22 08:48:03 PDT (-0700)

Thanks for the input Igor. The bulb didn’t appear to be especially marginate. In the future I will take more comprehensive pictures. Thank you for your wonderful photo presentation for the New Jersey Mycological Society.

Hello, Liz:
By: I. G. Safonov (IGSafonov)
2014-06-19 22:07:01 PDT (-0700)

Does this mushroom have a marginate bulb? I cannot really see from the pix due to duff and dirt. If not, this is most likely Chlorophyllum rhacodes. C. brunneum is very rare on the East Coast, but very common to the west of the Rocky Mountains & in PNW. See my own obs. #111433 from the NJ Pine Barrens. I made the same mistake and was quickly corrected by a top-scoring gent from the West Coast. :)

By: Byrain
2014-06-19 18:40:25 PDT (-0700)

Can you please edit the collection location to reflect where these were found?

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