Observation 94083: Stropharia (Fr.) Quél.
When: 2012-05-07
Who: cactusdan
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: 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.

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Recognized by sight: Spores rusty? The spores caught on the PV looks dark purple-black. Kinda looks like S. kauffmanii

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By: cactusdan
2012-05-07 00:58:54 CDT (-0400)

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

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