Observation 216871: Stropharia kauffmanii A.H. Sm.

When: 2015-09-12

Collection location: Teatown Reservation, Ossining, New York, USA [Click for map]

41.2105° -73.8256°

Who: Leon Shernoff (mushroomthejournal)

Specimen available

Found on a walk for the nature center, under pines. At first I was thinking Floccularia, because of the white tufts on the cap and the really crumbly/floculose partial veil.


Lots of rhizomorphs, flocculose partial veil that has been dragged up the stalk, appressed white tufts (like a shiitake) on the cap.
Close-up of white tufts on cap
Close-up of crumbly partial veil material present on stalk and edge of cap
Gills are slightly notched. I assume the spores are white, since this photo was taken 9 days after the mushroom was collected. - And because there are no good ID candidates that don’t have white spores. ;)

Proposed Names

52% (1)
Recognized by sight: Notched gills, under pines.
26% (1)
Recognized by sight: Look at all the partial veil stuff on the stem! And the tufty stuff on the cap. :-)
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Scaly cap and stipe, white rhizonmorphs, has pale gills when young.

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