Observation 45501: Agrocybe praecox (Pers.) Fayod
When: 2010-05-09
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: These were found growing on the ground right next to a small pine.
They appear to be the same species as MO# 45500, which were found a day earlier a couple of miles away.
The spore print was a pinkish brown which turned more brown in KOH.
The spores were ~ 7.9-9.0 X 5.3-6.0 microns, elliptical, smooth and with a smallish germ pore.
Again there was a thin, rather fragile ring.
The darker reddish brown on the cap of the left specimen is from the spores of an adjacent specimen.
Also, again I could not see any cystidia on the gills.
I’m probably missing something obvious(again) but so far I’m not even sure of the genus because of the growth environment and other combination of characteristics?

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-05-16 23:04:37 EDT (-0400)

It could be Hebeloma, the spores look very finely warted or punctate, was there a distinct odor?

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