Observation 96939: Leucoagaricus caerulescens (Peck) J.F. Liang, Zhu L. Yang & J. Xu

When: 2012-06-10

Collection location: Gainesville, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

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Doubt it is the “true” caerulescens
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2013-07-19 15:33:47 CDT (-0400)

Peck described L. caerulescens with “Brownish” squamules and yours are very pale. Additionally he only describes it as blueing upon drying not on the fresh fruitbodies. I have seen some which seem to match this description better (Aka observation 138772 When Christine puts the dried picture up).

All that to say I think this is an even more interesting find! Hope to hear the latest on this little guy soon!

thanks RD!
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-06-14 19:03:59 CDT (-0400)

they are pretty rad.
Alan and i were wondering if we found the same species.
else has his specimens.
i’m sure we will have an answer in due time.

Cool find!
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-06-14 18:44:39 CDT (-0400)


email sent.
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-06-14 18:43:47 CDT (-0400)


i would love to see this!
By: else
2012-06-14 18:26:06 CDT (-0400)
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-06-14 18:17:25 CDT (-0400)

will you take a look at these?

will have to…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-06-10 12:29:08 CDT (-0400)

break out the scope it seems.

By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-06-10 12:26:03 CDT (-0400)

My initial guess would have been Lepiota viridiflavoides due to it being described in Florida, but it doesn’t look yellow to me. Which would only leave two species that are possibly the same thing. Or you’ve found one that’s previously undescribed.

thanks man…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2012-06-10 12:20:15 CDT (-0400)

now, which one is it??

By: Tex (Stopwhispering)
2012-06-10 12:16:22 CDT (-0400)

How very cool.

From Mushroom Expert.

“A few rare species of Lepiota demonstrate dramatic blue to green staining when handled or dried; among them, Lepiota caerulescens (which may be the same thing as Lepiota virescens) is distinct in having white flesh and gills. Lepiota viridiflavoides, described from Florida, also bruises blue, but has yellow gills and flesh.”

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