Observation 11738: Lepiota (Pers.) Gray

When: 2008-09-29

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

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Looks something like a lepiota, but lacks the ring typical of that genus.

Brown cap and stem, but gills and flesh are white and the cap is cracked or scaled with a white background.

On the ground under birch and pine.

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Online won’t work
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-01 14:39:24 CDT (-0400)

I can’t buy anything online. No credit card, and Canadian debit cards can’t be used in lieu of them for e-commerce.

(As for why no credit card, well, frankly, my finances, and my reasons for my financial decisions, are none of your damn beeswax. No offense. :))

there are actually ways to field dry specimens…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-01 14:08:04 CDT (-0400)

…some sort of moisture absorbing beads; my friend Dr. Terry Henkel uses them to dessicate mushrooms deep in the wet and steamy jungles of Guyana! But don’t know what the product is called…

there are also online sources for waxtex, if you’re willing to buy ’em by the case.

Not equipped
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2008-10-01 13:56:58 CDT (-0400)

Sorry — I don’t have the means to collect samples. Amazingly, I can’t find wax paper bags for sale anywhere in this part of the province (or over the border in nearby bits of Quebec for that matter). There’s also the matter of transportation — some of the more interesting spots are a mile or two from the road, with underbrush and other awkward terrain intervening, which would make carrying a basket problematical. And I don’t imagine specimens would do well spending perhaps four or five hours in a backpack, wax paper or no.

Really useful would be if there were some way to quickly desiccate specimens in the field, or to refrigerate my backpack(!)…

did you collect it?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-01 11:53:55 CDT (-0400)

it is certainly a lepiota, with those free white gills and the cracked into scales cap. rings can be lost…
hard to determine size from your photo.

Created: 2008-10-01 04:36:48 CDT (-0400)
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