Observation 171592: Chlorophyllum molybdites (G. Mey.) Massee
When: 2014-07-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Habitat: Found in lawn in fairy rings.

Notes: Diameter of pileus measured to be 6 inches. Stipe measured to be 15cm while measurement of stipe and pileus was near 12.7 cm. Top surface of the pileus was white with brown scales in the middle. Undersurface of the pileus had white gills that were free but with maturity the gills turned green. Young fruiting body was oval and closed and at mature the pileus was broadly convex shaped. Stipe had a loose collar like annulus present.

Rationale for ID: This specimen was determined to be Cholorophyllum molybdites because of the habitat, spores and gills. Spore print for this specimen was green. Spores were smooth, elliptical and had variable size (7.5 µm smallest with 25 µm biggest) .This specimen is also known to be found in lawns forming a fairy ring. The gills turning from white to green and other descriptions matched the morphological description of published worked.

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