Observation 193969: Chlorophyllum rachodes (Vittadini) Vellinga
When: 2014-12-16
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This is referred to as Lepiota rachodes in David Arora’s ATtRPaM and MD, but Vellinga’s research since seems to indicate it is more closely related to Chlorophyllum. I think it has actually gone through being called Macrolepiota at some point since it was even a Lepiota. Anyway I’m curious to hear if anyone thinks there’s any chance whatsoever these are poisonous :), they look like the edible kind to me due to size, white spore print, and orange/red staining flesh.

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Yes Debbie
By: Caius Loica-Mersa (caiusmersa)
2015-01-08 12:20:50 PST (-0800)

I did that this time around, check out the bottom photo; the spore print was white and quite dense! Wouldn’t have eaten it otherwise because of what you said :)

to eliminate the truly poisonous Chlorophyllum sp.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-08 11:41:06 PST (-0800)

do a spore print before consuming next time.
white is all right; green is mean. the macro for both are quite similar.

By: Caius Loica-Mersa (caiusmersa)
2015-01-08 11:38:44 PST (-0800)

Cooked them in coconut oil — they were delicious! No digestive upsets recorded ;)

well, did you eat em anyway?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2015-01-08 11:15:52 PST (-0800)

even the edible to most Chlorophyllums (brunneum and rachodes) can cause some pretty severe digestive upsets in more than a few. unfortunately, you won’t know until you try them, so just eat a little bit the first time, after cooking them well.

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