Observation 31948: Tricholoma (Fr.) Staude
When: 2009-11-19
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on lawn. Nearest tree is an unidentified, almost certainly nonnative pine and second-nearest is an ornamental cherry. There is an oak of some sort 20+ and probably around 30 or 30+ feet away. It is not rooting.


I lost the pictures of the mushroom stems still in the ground.
Entire stalk, or the closest I have to it. The mushrooms in the ground are long gone.

Proposed Names

-44% (4)
Used references: Looked it up in David Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, MushroomExpert.com, and http://www.mushroomthejournal.com/....
-7% (3)
Recognized by sight: Brown cap with darker center. White gills, stem, and spores.
51% (6)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: also possible, I think

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ACK! Someone threw out my herbarium specimen!
By: aythya-amanita
2010-06-20 22:19:33 CDT (-0400)

Unfortunately, a relative threw out or moved my herbarium specimen of this species, and I haven’t found out what happened to it. I can only hope the mushroom will be back this year.

Oak is 20-30 feet away
By: aythya-amanita
2010-01-26 16:22:10 CST (-0500)

There is an oak, but it is over 20 feet away, probably around 30+ feet. Closest tree is an (unidentified) pine in my neighbor’s yard.

All that matters is the tree…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-01-26 03:28:58 CST (-0500)

Tricholomas grow in relation to some tree, usually a specific species of tree. I see dried leaves in the photo, so I assume there was a tree near by? Looks like red oak?

I have found Tricholomas
By: Dave in NE PA
2010-01-25 20:18:39 CST (-0500)

on lawns where there are trees. Any types of trees nearby? Also, any chance that we could view the entire stalk of one or more additional specimen?… Right down to the base, even if it’s buried in the ground? (You may need to carefully dig it out of the ground.)

Tricholoma as woodland species
By: aythya-amanita
2010-01-25 18:28:17 CST (-0500)

Aren’t Tricholoma woodland fungi, though? This was on the lawn.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-25 16:02:40 CST (-0500)

The added picture helps more – but I’m still not confident about the genus.
Now comes the difficult part, to decide what kind of structure the cap surface has.. I’m actually leaning towards a Tricholoma, but I have no idea about the species if it is.

OK, you got a spore print.
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-25 11:46:42 CST (-0500)

Perhaps a photo of gills and stem too?
Dermoloma is another possibility.
I don’t think I have ever seen a Melanoleuca with a radially cracked cap surface.

Don’t forget -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-01-25 11:21:48 CST (-0500)

Could also be yet another unknown Lyophyllum even with the white spore print. (Or even just Tricholoma?) It would be good to see more features in the photos.

White spore print, couldn’t be Entoloma
By: aythya-amanita
2010-01-25 11:12:44 CST (-0500)

It definitely wasn’t Entoloma, it had a white spore print.

Could be a lot of things,
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-25 11:08:07 CST (-0500)

Entoloma or even Melanoleuca..

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