Observation 11480: Lepiota (Pers.) Gray

When: 2008-09-21

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

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

These look like ringless Lepiotas. Many were attached to leaf litter by mycelium. I photographed two specimens but there were several more scattered in the area.

There had been a thunderstorm at around 4:30 PM on the twentieth, with quite a hard rain. Total rainfall where I live was minor, but in Pembroke it exceeded half a centimeter according to official (Environment Canada) records.

So it may not be that surprising that I found at least ten distinct species of mushroom within a region of only a few square meters in one of the damper parts of those woods when I went there the next day. Besides these mushrooms:

On some nearby wood were cup fungi (obs. 11485) and close by was an earth tongue (obs. 11486) and at least three other agaric species (obs. 11481, 11482, and 11483); not much farther away was a bolete (obs. 11479).

On a fairly close by log was a pink mushroom (obs. 11478) and on another were several small brown cortinarii with yellow gills (obs. 11476), and close by these there were some scattered yellow mushrooms (obs. 11467).

There were more agarics nearby that I ignored, so the total species count was probably closer to 15 than 10.

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