Observation 219422: Agaricaceae Chevall.
When: 2015-10-16
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found growing at the base of live Bananas (Musa acuminata), some of which were mature and fruiting, and others young. These banana corms are mature- about 3-4 years old. Banana circles are regularly fertilized (usually composted cow manure) and mulched (hardwood, usually live oak).

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
15% (2)
Recognized by sight: a tropical parasol mushroom

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By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-07-31 18:45:21 CDT (-0400)

but it’s tough to use a meaningful broader term now for a parasol mushroom, unless you propose all likely genera.

who knows what genus this is? but clearly it is a parasol mushroom.

By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2016-07-31 14:16:21 CDT (-0400)

Are you conflating Agaricaceae with Agaricales? O.o

I tried to propose Lepiotaceae
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-07-31 13:24:31 CDT (-0400)

but it has been deprecated to the far less useful Agaricaceae. Yes, this mushroom has gills!

Identifying features: scaled cap, cortina, free gills, white spores, saprobic. sounds like a parasol mushroom to me, by one name or another.

wow, what a cool and unusual mushroom!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-07-31 13:18:16 CDT (-0400)

unlikely to be a cort, with those gills so white long after the cap opened.

likely that this came along for the ride with the banana tree. where did the trees come from?

a spore print would be useful, altho I am pretty sure that it will be white.

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