Observation 188616: Leucoagaricus erythrophaeus Vellinga
When: 2014-11-08

Notes: Caps up to 5.7 cm across.
No staining seen.
Spore print whitish and spores dextrinoid.
Spores ~ 6.7-8.6 X 3.9-4.2 microns, Q(range) = 1.71-2.15.
Cheilocystidia present and variable(see photos).

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2014-11-18 02:14:17 CST (-0500)

Hmm. Well I posted some crappy photos. I took them with my phone… The colours look really messed up on this monitor, but alright on two phones that I viewed them on, so hopefully it gives you a good enough idea. What do you think? I think they’re the same. I tried to dry them on my dash but it just wasn’t sunny enough, so they decayed. :( I didn’t bring a dryer with me on this trip.
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Erin… well, you are adding to my confusion.
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2014-11-17 18:43:00 CST (-0500)

These were growing near several groups of what I called Leucoagaricus erythrophaeus (MO#188504). Those did stain red rapidly when I picked them, especially the stems, and they were large and small, young and old.
These, besides not seeing any obvious staining , seemed to have a more radial splitting pattern on the caps rather than a circular, and the spores also appeared to be a little larger. That’s why I separated them.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2014-11-17 14:28:14 CST (-0500)

Ahh! I just found the same thing in southern Oregon… Been meaning to make an observation. Only thing is, you say there is no staining… BUT- in your first photo, the mushroom on the left has a subtle rusty stain, presumably where you picked it near the base. I found three fruit bodies, one was mature, like the ones in your photos, but the other two were quite young, and they stained rapidly orange/pink, but quickly faded to brown. The pileus and stipe (of the young ones, only) stained really bright and very quickly, and even the lamellae stained faintly pink. The other things that struck me were their size and the long pseudorhiza which was difficult to excavate.

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