Observation 94331: Agaricaceae Chevall.

Photographed by Dr. Vijay Anand Ismavel

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The reddish discolouring
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-05-11 14:20:10 CDT (-0500)

and the shiny stem makes me think of Cystolepiota..

By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-05-11 13:48:06 CDT (-0500)

This genus is monotypic, and the single species once was in Macrolepiota. No match.

on wikipedia
By: Jonathan M
2012-05-11 13:43:45 CDT (-0500)

there is a genus endemic to india that is named Chlorolepiota, unfortunatly i can’t find anything more but the name might be a clue.

Debbie.. Gerhard..
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2012-05-11 12:50:12 CDT (-0500)

I am still searching for some good literature/local field guides…. And India is a mycologist’s paradise with tons of species which have not been studied properly as yet…

But the good news is that this observation is a part of the first stage of an effort to involve more people in India for mycological data accumulation.. hopefully we will get better with time… :)

This species
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-05-11 12:32:32 CDT (-0500)

is so striking that I cannot believe it to be unnamed. How about literature in your country?

it reminds me a bit of a purple Leucoagaricus americanus!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-05-11 12:28:48 CDT (-0500)

too bad it didn’t get saved.

Sadly Debbie….
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2012-05-11 12:12:50 CDT (-0500)

It was observed by a friend in Assam (a North-eastern state in India), and I am posting here (with his due permission)… and what he held in his hand was the remains of the last one he went to collect at my request… since I really found this interesting..

No spore prints… but one can guess the size of the cap to be about 1.5 cm…

Thanks for clearing my taxonomic confusion of Lepiotas… :)

out of a mudbank?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-05-11 11:31:28 CDT (-0500)

really lovely, Alok. someone collected this, I hope?

Leucoagaricus and Leucocoprinus were formerly under that Lepiota umbrella, so we are all on the same page here.

Did you do a spore-print? White spores(that’s my guess)? or pink? there does appear to be a bit of pink staining on the gill shot.

I’ll forward this to Else and see what she has to say.

Forgot about Lepiota, sorry!
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-05-11 11:27:42 CDT (-0500)

Of course when you speak of the Leucos also always consider Lepiota too :)

Not a Lepiota…??
By: Alok Mahendroo (alok)
2012-05-11 11:24:43 CDT (-0500)
Leucoagaricus, Leucocoprinus or Entoloma
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-05-10 13:01:22 CDT (-0500)

I would say.

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