Observation 8103: Macrolepiota dolichaula (Berk. & Broome) Pegler & R.W. Rayner
When: 2008-05-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These images were taken at my property and the fungi was at the base of a living Tallow-wood. I often see these fungi and for some reason I have not photographed a mature specimen. They (the mature specimen),grow quite large, about 120mm-150mm across the cap. The cap then wilts to an umbrella shape without loosing too much of its nice white colour. The stems are proportional to the cap and sometimes reach 150mm or more.

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I have added three new images, but unfortunately, the only two mature specimens I was waiting to photograph were destroyed by atrocious weather we suffered.

Nice call, Darv!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-25 19:28:26 CDT (-0400)

Sounds like a good fit, according to Else’s description: umbonate (umbrella-shaped) cap, big and white(ish), with uplifted squamules on cap. You might want to print her Australian “lepiota” paper for future reference,Ian; could be useful. Click on Darvin’s reference…

Get a spore drop!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-25 10:38:43 CDT (-0400)

Need to observe mature specimens.

White spores: possible amanita or “lepiota.”
Chocolate brown spores: possible agaricus

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