Observation 8164: Lepiota (Pers.) Gray
When: 2008-05-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These images were taken under the shade and next to the base of a very large old Spotted Gum. I have had trouble IDying this one because any image that I get close with doesnt seem to have the Stem irregularities that these images portray. The gills go from white in a young specimen to brown in the more mature fungi. Also there was this pesky little fly that kept frequenting the cap of the largest fungi. (I thought that there might be a stink smell). The caps seem to have small rounded ridgess running around the cap and the caps droop as they mature. There also is the lack of any discernable annulus that I can see.
I did do an aroma check and really couldnt say that I noticed anything distinctive. The ground underfoot was strewn with old bark droppings and dead timber.
I was able to get some sort of image of the fly, and it seems to have blinkers each side of the head. (the only reference that is at all close in resemblance is (Cortinarius austroalbidus){B. Fuhrer P 46 image 51}

Images

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Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia
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Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

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Comments

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AGARICALES UNDERW. IS A TRUE TAXON. THIS OBS SEEM IDENTIFIABLE
By: GALL Alain (GALLA-TAHITI)
2016-06-02 18:00:17 PDT (-0700)

http://mushroomobserver.org/comment/comment_search?pattern=AGARICALES+UNDERW.+IS+A+TRUE+TAXON.+THIS+OBS+SEEM+IDENTIFIABLE
Agaricales sensu lato AS BEEN CREATED BY MYXOMOP.
SEE HIS COMMENT ON. http://mushroomobserver.org/name/show_name/31029?q=2mGEk.
ACTUALLY.
Agaricales sensu lato 3781 OBS = 252 pages
BUT
Agaricales Underw. 1 OBS = LESS THAN 1 pages
CHANGE THIS SYSTEM FOR AMELIORATE MO.
HELP US FOR IDENTIFICATION.
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Spore print

I took these photos before I started taking spore prints unfortunately. I will go back next season and try to venerate my failures in making an easier ID.

Take a spore print!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-07-01 09:51:00 PDT (-0700)

Gill color can change with age as well as sporedrop. As Irene pointed out, this does resemble some sort of “Lepiota” with its free, white gills and ornamented cap and stipe. I’ll pass on this image to Else Vellinga, our best chance for any lepiota ID, but I think that she might be out of town/the country. But like the fungi in our forests, she will return!

Lepiota?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-07-01 07:41:35 PDT (-0700)

With those gills and stem, my guess is some kind of Lepiota, a genus I find difficult, with vague differences between the species. Some of them get discoloured reddish/brownish by age or after bruising.
No Cortinarius with gills that are free from the stem.

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