Observation 174837: Macrolepiota Singer
When: 2014-08-21
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Movable annulus on scaly stipe. White spore print. found on a lawn.

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Eye3
Used references: Audubon
85% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight: probably undescribed
57% (1)
Eye3
Used references: Mo

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Thanks Walt.
By: Phil (gunchky)
2014-08-25 15:16:40 PDT (-0700)

Unfortunatly this was well infested with larvae and rapidly deteriorated. Went to the same spot yesterday but nothing there. Better luck next time. If I can find more I’ll get in touch with else. Thanks again.

Hopefully I never run into a State Trooper…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-22 21:27:05 PDT (-0700)

while picking these. If I am asked what kind of mushroom I’m gathering, then the scientifically correct answer “I don’t know” may not go over very well.

I ran across a couple of these earlier today, just before getting ready for tonight’s meeting. During the show-and-tell I laid them out along with two Amanitas, a Lepidella and an Amidella, and said “let’s play three card monte, which one is edible?” A new member, a recent Polish immigrant, immediately knew the Parasols were edible. I informed him that he was no longer allowed to call it procera.

Phil
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-08-22 15:04:25 PDT (-0700)

If it is undescribed, spore measurements won’t mean much. You could dry the collection and send it to Else Vellinga who may someday publish this. Or if still in good condition give the caps a quick fry in hot oil and butter. It is a favorite of mine even if it remains nameless!

Dave
By: Phil (gunchky)
2014-08-22 13:57:12 PDT (-0700)

While we were recording this a State trooper stoped to ask what we were doing. He lived about fifty feet from where we found this.

Walt
By: Phil (gunchky)
2014-08-22 13:54:57 PDT (-0700)

Would some spore measurements help define this? I still have it in my garage. Thanks. Phil

Nice find, Phil.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-08-21 18:37:55 PDT (-0700)

They look to be in prime condition.

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