Observation 17534: Macrolepiota mastoidea (Fr.) Singer

When: 2009-02-01

Seen at: Istanbul, Turkey [Click for map]

Who: Adnan Sınar (mushroomaniac)

No specimen available

Looks very much like Lepiota procera but I am not certain.

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Recognized by sight: Found late November 2008, among the grass near yellow fir trees.
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Used references: Roger’s Mushrooms

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macrolepiota mastoidea
By: Adnan Sınar (mushroomaniac)
2009-02-07 15:23:57 PST (-0800)

I checked Macrolepiota mastoidea at Roger’s Mushrooms. Although the ring looks a bit different, the cap and the stem are almost the same. I think you are right. Thanks Irene & Dimitar.

Agree. Macrolepiota. Not procera. Either
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-02-02 20:22:26 PST (-0800)

This is Macrolepiota, as Irene points out. Not procera, for sure. It reminds one of mastoidea or excoriata, but more pictures and a bit of microscopy are needed to nail the name.

I have collected a similar Macrolepiota species in Bulgaria.


No procera
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-01 13:15:42 PST (-0800)

It looks more like Macrolepiota mastoidea.

Created: 2009-02-01 12:57:31 PST (-0800)
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