Observation 216725: Chlorophyllum hortense (Murrill) Vellinga
When: 2015-09-18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In button form, cap was mottled reddish brown. Growing in a planted dirt bed a day after heavy rains. White spore print

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Recognized by sight: Are you sure the spore print was white?
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Recognized by sight: The darker lower stipe appears to be common in C. hortense. The cap when very young also matches, as do the white spores and warm location.

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Chlorophyllum hortense
By: Dave Carr (carrdj)
2015-09-29 18:32:27 CDT (-0400)

Alan, I had considered that but did not think we were in it’s range; I suspect you are correct.

I’m having a hard time not seeing this as C. molybdites
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-09-28 18:37:22 CDT (-0400)

Perhaps the spore prints of immature specimens are white?

Spore print
By: Dave Carr (carrdj)
2015-09-23 22:08:32 CDT (-0400)

Yes the spore print was white. I did it half on white paper and half on dark paper. I have seen the green C. molybdites spore print before and this definitely is not that. I also checked at the point where the stipe pulled away from the cap and there was no green. We do have Chlorophyllum brunneum that grows nearby; but, the caps are thicker and look very different in the button phase, like a cracked & burnt marshmallow. The edge of the cap also looked very thin in that you could almost see the gills beneath.

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