Observation 56130: Phaeolepiota aurea (Matt. ex Fr.) Mre.

When: 2010-10-20

Collection location: Harrington Park, Bergen Co., New Jersey, USA [Click for map]

Who: Olek Lorenc (oleklorenc)

No specimen available

Very “dusty”. Has gills. No apparent discoloration where touched or cut after 1 hour. Raw taste is not bitter.

Proposed Names

59% (8)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Robust, golden, dusty/powdery
-21% (5)
Recognized by sight: I agree with Danny’s proposal

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This is Phaeolepiota aurea
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2011-02-06 20:48:25 CST (-0500)

I am fairly familiar with this fungus as I have found it numerous times in BC Canada,
I was however quite surprised that it would occur so far south,
however this last fall I did find it in North Western Montana which also seemed a bit of a surprise to me as I had only found it in more northern areas of BC…

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By: Olek Lorenc (oleklorenc)
2010-10-20 21:35:30 CDT (-0400)

I’ve lived in the same place for 15 years and haven’t seen these before. There are a few clusters growing in my lawn where I was keeping my chickens a few weeks ago (don’t know if their manure has an effect…). I’ve been observing them for 2 days now, they all appear immature, with the partial veil still intact. I’ll take more pictures tomorrow and see if I can find any that are mature enough for a spore print.

Never seen or heard of
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-20 21:12:52 CDT (-0400)

on the east coast! Anyone on the east seen this something like this before?

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-10-20 18:39:40 CDT (-0400)

Both are good ideas, you may very well be correct!

CC – But it’s so stocky…
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-20 18:30:45 CDT (-0400)

and golden.

Olek – can you take a spore print from a mature cap tomorrow?

This might be a very interesting record
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2010-10-20 18:29:28 CDT (-0400)

Rather to the east, and south of where I normally think of (ie. Alaska)

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-10-20 18:09:07 CDT (-0400)

looks like a very chunky Cystoderma

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