Notes: 2 found fruiting on the edge of a lawn/driveway, a foot apart in somewhat sandy soil
temperature was somewhere in the 90’s
didn’t manage to get the spore color to see if it looked greenish , none were open
slightly umbonate , surface dry
scales flat or curled
breaking up in to light brown to brown or pinkish-brown scales on a white background
not staining when bruised or Bruising slowly reddish or occasionally orange in the stalk
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from C. molybdites. Looks like you got your answer, despite those spores never officially dropping.
thats what I figured, always good to have another opinion.
I left it set up for a couple days for the heck of it , the cap enlarged a bit and cracked into more scales.
when the cap was bisected the gills appeared to have a greenish grey color verses the white gills of the smaller specimen.
I did do this in my kitchen and is about the only type of kitchen test I do ;)
but your hot inland location and the fact that these were growing in grass, as well as their not so bulbous bases all indicates the toxic molybdites.
I wouldn’t do the “kitchen test” on ’em tho…unless you are particularly fond of vomiting.
I have had the larger specimen set up in a container since the evening of the 20th with no luck yet.
It has gotten a bit bigger and the scales are spreading out some, so we may still get something.
would have left them in place but I wasn’t sure when I would be back and the owners of the house were going to remove them out of dog safety paranoia.
For specimens with caps about to open, you can either leave them in place, or pick one & put it in a closed container (Tupperware or something like that) partially wrapped in paper towels that you keep moist. It may then be able to mature a bit more and drop spores for you after the cap opens.
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