Observation 182160: Chlorophyllum molybdites (G. Mey.) Massee

When: 2014-10-05

Collection location: Mililani, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA [Click for map]

21.4498° -158.0285° 213m

Who: Allen Hoof (allenhoof)

No specimen available

Observed in a suburban neighborhood on mesic, tropical, insular lowland plateau, growing at the edge of a strip of lawn between the sidewalk and street at the edge of a driveway. Measurements were taken and images recorded over the course of three days, Sep 5-7).

Data (mm): Height overall / Cap diameter / Stem diameter
Day 1 AM 80 / 20 / 10
Day 1 late 100 / – / -
Day 2 AM 130 / 110 / 10
Day 3 AM 130 / 125 / 10

Day 1: The cap was closed, encased in its universal veil. Hole noted in cap. By night, the veil had begun to disintegrate into scales, the cap remained closed, the stem brown.
Day 2: The cap had opened into a convex shape, scales and hole remained, gills were white, annulus noted on stem, stem white above annulus.
Day 3: Cap had flattened into a nearly geometric conical shape. Gills had darkened, as had stem above annulus. Intended observations in late PM were not taken. The specimen had vanished. No residue was noted where it had been growing.

Species Lists


Observed early AM
Observed after dark
Observed mid AM
Observed mid AM
Observed mid AM
Observed mid AM
Observed mid AM; the mesh disc at the upper right is embedded in the mirror used to capture the image
Second observation; 80 mm cap diameter
Second observation; 150 mm height
Second observation

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Used references: Mushrooms of Hawaii, Hemmes, Don E. and Dennis E. Desjardin, 2002

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Another mushroom
By: Allen Hoof (allenhoof)
2014-10-22 15:36:58 CDT (-0500)

On October 21, 2014, another mushroom was observed within a couple of feet of where the first one had been, suggesting a well-established mycelium in the area.

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