Observation 69575: Chlorophyllum molybdites (G. Mey.: Fr.) Massee

When: 2011-06-19

Collection location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: clevshroom

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I found these in a cluster growing in a yard today. The caps are form 3.5-9" smooth stipe with bulb at end, white gills bruising somewhat cinnamon, flesh does not seem to bruise on cap when cut. Spore printing right now… will update when prints are done. Ring is moveable on stipe.

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By: Ivan Rodriguez (Ivan Rodriguez)
2012-01-21 11:02:02 PST (-0800)

Those are some good-looking molybdties! And I wasn’t aware either that the spores start out white and later become green… I thought only the gills went through color changes during the maturing process. That’s some great information, thank you Debbie.

You learn something new everyday.
By: Kaleb (Wire5)
2011-06-19 10:46:16 PDT (-0700)

Didn’t know the spores started as white. I would have spore printed for sure because I’m super paranoid. But thats great to know. Every time I’ve found them they’ve always had very green veils and gills as well. Of course I typically found them latter in the day.

eventually that would be true…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-19 09:47:03 PDT (-0700)

but it takes a long time for the spores to color. they start out white, which is why you must be patient and wait for spore-drop before making your determination. a gill smash mount is insufficient, because immature spores are still white.

Big downside, too, if you rush the process and eat the wrong Chlorophyllum:
C. molybdites is the number one cause of non-fatal mushroom poisoning in the US. After up to three days of vomitting tho, you might WISH that you were dead! ;)

By: Kaleb (Wire5)
2011-06-19 09:38:16 PDT (-0700)

Wouldn’t the veil likely be greenish (from spore deposite) if it were lepotia?

a spore print will tell the tale…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-19 09:33:55 PDT (-0700)

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