When: 2008-09-15

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

On the 15th, I took the first photo. These agarics hadn’t opened to show their gills yet; they were near or on the base of a stump accompanied by Clavulinopsis laeticolor (obs. 11240).

On September 18, three days later, I took the second photo. The area near this stump had numerous other fungi on the 18th, including several tiny agarics (obs. 11323 and 11325), more Clavulinopsis laeticolor (obs. 11324), and some small but non-tiny mushrooms other than these (obs. 11317 and 11401, plus some that were not photographed). I counted at least seven species in the general area, and perhaps eight, including our old friend Cortinarius alboviolaceus (obs. 11401).

The third and fourth photos are from September 21. At this time I sacrificed one of the two mushrooms to get a photo of the gills (fourth photo); it looked like it was starting to fall apart anyway.

Aside from the lack of a ring, these had then come to resemble Lepiotas.

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Looks much more like Lepiota cristata
By: else
2012-07-24 22:20:16 MDT (-0600)

but it is hard to tell – the photos of the stipe are not clear enough, and of course it would have been so easy with some notes on the microscopic features (a hymeniform pileus covering, and those bullet-shaped spores…)!