Observation 9831: Macrocybe titans (H.E. Bigelow & Kimbr.) Pegler, Lodge & Nakasone

When: 2008-08-22

Collection location: Palm Harbor, Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Violet (Mycomadam)

No specimen available

I found these beautiful giants growing in a recently disturbed landscaped area, at the edge of a walking path… growing in white pine needles and grass. Caps are large and tan colored, cream colored to tan gills… stalk, about 12" long. Has grayish scales on it. Young mushrooms growing out of base of older mushrooms.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:22 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Palm Harbor, Florida’ to ‘Palm Harbor, Florida, USA

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If you can describe the stipe ornamentaion as having recurved squamules, then…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-22 11:02:59 PDT (-0700)

…it’s Macrocybe titans. Here’s an online key to the genus:

BTW, those are small specimens. Try google images for some real monsters!

I added 2 more Macrocybe titans (??) pictures
By: Violet (Mycomadam)
2008-08-22 09:44:16 PDT (-0700)

Can anyone help verify this species?

love the fork for scale!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-22 08:26:16 PDT (-0700)

Created: 2008-08-22 06:05:16 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2011-06-11 14:30:23 PDT (-0700)
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