Observation 55305: Lepiota felina (Pers.) P. Karst.

When: 2010-10-10

Collection location: Lackawanna Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

Specimen available

Growing on humus embedded in a stump. Caps less than 2 cm diameter if spread.

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58% (1)
Recognized by sight
92% (2)
Recognized by sight: assuming that the pileus covering is made up of long upright elements, and is not a hymeniderm (in that case it is L. lilacea)

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
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By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-10-12 13:48:13 CEST (+0200)

mushrooms are tiny. The stipes of the dried specimens are like thread. Definitely not L. procera.

Note the annuli; basically median, but very low down the stipe on the one.

Christian, not saying I am correct but…
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-10-12 06:51:29 CEST (+0200)

The rattlesnake pattern is not seen with all collections, and size can vary depending on a number of different things, not all fungi are textbook examples.

I am not saying I am correct, just saying that if there is anything that can show change it is fungi. I have seen certain genera/species look totally different just because the temperature was warmer or colder, or there was more moisture in the environment. So many things can change the “normal” look of fungi.

No rattlesnake pattern on the stipe, and MUCH too small
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-12 06:27:01 CEST (+0200)

for M. procera type things

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