Observation 77956: Chlorophyllum Massee

When: 2011-10-03

Collection location: Hamlin Park East Parking Lot, Shoreline, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (T. Sage)

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And here is the observation I was talking about…
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-10-12 21:08:15 CDT (-0400)


Not that it matters much, just found it interesting.

I have the key….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-10-12 21:03:10 CDT (-0400)

I just made a mistake when I first ID’d this thing 10 days ago. Had they been fully mature this wouldn’t have happened.

Thanks again.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-10-12 21:01:02 CDT (-0400)

save this key if you plan to share more Chlorophyllum! I have it bookmarked as the macroscopic features are easy to mix up. If you keep it straight this is an easy puzzle to solve.

One thing I have noticed….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-10-12 20:59:42 CDT (-0400)

Is that it seems like the obvious C. rachodes does not tend to bruise rapidly bright orange the way that C. brunneum often does. Hmmmmm…. I’ll have to keep better track of these guys.

orange bruising occurs in all three.
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-10-12 20:52:57 CDT (-0400)

brunneum, rachodes, and olivieri.
The bruising isn’t the key, it’s the manner of the basal bulb, the manner of the ring, and also the width of the cap as compared to the length of the stipe. Habitat doesn’t differentiate that much either except for Chlorophyllum olivieri which is known to like pine litter.

I think you are correct…
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-10-12 20:44:52 CDT (-0400)

I had always thought they were C. rachodes, but someone on here once talked me out of it by saying that C. rachodes doesn’t bruise orange. I’ll try to find the observation, since it has been bugging me.

This genus is like Agrocybe; just when I have it figured out I hear something else that gets me all jumbled up. Then I find out I often had it right to begin with…

Thanks for the help!

one question
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-10-12 20:36:24 CDT (-0400)

about the ring…
The cap hasn’t broken away from it’s shell quite yet. When I look at the last group shot, seems like the ring already has a lower edge which is tattered or frayed.

ok two questions:)
The base would have a distinct ridge on one side of the bulb for C. brunneum, I can’t see it well enough to judge. What do you see?

I’m leaning towards C. rachodes, in case you were wondering. :)

That pile of humus….
By: Tim Sage (T. Sage)
2011-10-04 23:28:00 CDT (-0400)

That pile of humus is deep enough that these guys will be popping up in that spot until it doesn’t exist anymore!

By: Rory Pease (Rory Pease)
2011-10-04 22:25:08 CDT (-0400)

We had seen it there before.

By: Rory Pease (Rory Pease)
2011-10-04 22:24:38 CDT (-0400)

It was a beautiful specimen to see. Tim and I were talking about it right before we saw it. This was not a coincidence.

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