Observation 74854: Cystolepiota Singer
When: 2011-08-28
No herbarium specimen

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Missing link
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-28 19:45:21 PDT (-0700)

They’re both in the Agaricaceae, and along with your other photos it’s easy to fill in the gap to make a nice, smooth morphological (if not necessarily evolutionarily accurate) transition from Agaricus to Melanophyllum to Cystolepiota to _Lepiotoid taxa

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-08-28 19:41:30 PDT (-0700)

Ah. Likely. Too bad no one has a confident species name yet. If you saved some of these collections, I bet Else Vellinga might be interested in looking at them.

similar obs
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2011-08-28 19:37:41 PDT (-0700)
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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-08-28 19:32:31 PDT (-0700)

Damn. The gills don’t look like Melanophyllum, though the immature gills can be pale. However, Cystolepiota are cool too…

Whoah wait white gills
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-28 19:31:25 PDT (-0700)

unless it’s a funky unripe Melanophyllum (I think they have at least pinkish-red gills from the start) I have to consider Cystolepiota more likely.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-08-28 19:20:15 PDT (-0700)

With something like this, you should try breaking the partial veil after you got your pictorial shots. I figure you probably have a few more angles of this, so post those. It’d be cool if this had bright red gills.

Would need a gill shot
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-28 19:18:36 PDT (-0700)

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