Observation 24798: Agaricus pocillator Murrill

When: 2009-08-27

Collection location: Wayne National Forest, Athens Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

Proposed Names

-71% (3)
Recognized by sight: very abrupt basal bulb.
52% (3)
Recognized by sight: I wouldn’t be surprised if obs 23838 & 24150 are the same
63% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Phillips

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
A. pocillator works for me…
By: Rick Kerrigan (rwkerrigan)
2009-11-16 11:42:10 PST (-0800)

The photos agree well with A. pocillator, a species otherwise known from the southeastern USA. This record from Athens, OH will be important, if confirmed. Classic A. pocillator has a cup-like bulb, and belongs to a toxic group. There are multiple concepts of A. abruptibulbus, a more pale species with an almond odor, but none have a cup-like bulb.

The dark fibrils
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-08-30 15:59:21 PDT (-0700)

do seem to be one of the keys here; along with the odor. Took another look at 23838, and the one pic does show fibrils on the cap; although is unclear to me whether or not the fibrils are darkened or the ambient lighting for the photo created shadows. I have found abruptibulbus (at least that’s what I called it) with grainy or slightly scaly cap, but not darkened. The pleasant odor of this one is hard to miss. Phillips description/pic of A. pocillator really comes off like a dark scaly version of abruptibulbus without the nice odor.

Not abruptibulbus
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-29 01:50:06 PDT (-0700)

Dark fibrils on the cap still rules out abruptibulbus..

Created: 2009-08-29 01:37:09 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2009-08-29 01:37:09 PDT (-0700)
Viewed: 183 times, last viewed: 2018-02-14 09:28:52 PST (-0800)
Show Log