Observation 174821: Agrocybe firma ( Peck) Singer
When: 2014-08-14

Notes: strangely reminiscent of Observation 58464

Pileus: 1-4.5cm in diam.; mostly conver with slightly raised disc, becoming unevenly planar at maturity; deep, dark purple to purple-brown; fading to tan/yellow-brown at disc; surface smooth, slightly greasy; margin entire, incurved when young to decurved in age; context very thin at maturity or up to 4mm thick in younger specimens; pinkish white and opaque; taste and odor mild, slightly sweet/fresh/funky.

Lamellae: broadly adnate to sinuate, receeding in age; closely spaced; up to 3.5mm in breadth; edges finely eroded when young, entire in age; lamellulae in 2-3 series; light creamy yellowish brown when young to tanner/darker in age; spore print unobtainable.

Stipe: 1.5-7cm long x 3-5mm thick; centrally attached, equal, though slightly enlarged at base and apex; longitudinally twisted striate; minutely pruinose along upper third, especially at apex; pearlescent/off-white/cream colored overlaid with chocolate brown striations which become darker at the base; sparsely fibrillose throughout; stuffed to hollow; fibrous, not breaking cleanly.

Substrate: on fallen, wet, well-decomposed wood beside trail

Habitat: mixed deciduous + coniferous temperate rainforest, ~4500 ft.

Collectors: L. Gallagher & D. Newman.

Collected for the 2014 Fleshy Fungi of the Highlands Plateau course, taught by Andy Methven at the Highlands Biological Station in Highlands, North Carolina.

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found my first one this week too
By: Jonathan M
2014-09-02 19:03:35 PDT (-0700)

was very puzzled about them, they are quite pretty however!

A. firma it is
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-21 13:42:22 PDT (-0700)

though I will say I am just a little disappointed it isn’t something cooler.

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