Observation 94083: Stropharia (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2012-05-07

Collection location: Odessa, Hillsborough Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: cactusdan

Specimen available

Found this cluster of mushrooms in a neighbors yard, but can’t seem to find an ID in the field guides and on another mushroom site.

Cap is semi-rough and brown/orange

The spores are a dark rusty color

There is not and was never a skirt on the stem, which is white and solid

The gills are a light beige and there is a distinct tearing on the edges that has a symmetrical pattern.

A slight darkening of the flesh was noticed with oxidation.

No distinct smell, similar to store-bought mushrooms.

Found growing on leaf-littered sandy soil.

Trees in the area are mostly swamp oaks, live oaks, wax myrtles, and elderberry.

Proposed Names

43% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Spores rusty? The spores caught on the PV looks dark purple-black. Kinda looks like S. kauffmanii

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: cactusdan
2012-05-06 21:58:54 PDT (-0700)

Up close the spores appeared a dark almost black rust color :)

Created: 2012-05-06 21:31:37 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2012-05-07 13:48:08 PDT (-0700)
Viewed: 96 times, last viewed: 2017-09-01 00:24:41 PDT (-0700)
Show Log