When: 2008-10-22

Collection location: Southeastern Tennessee, USA [Click for map]

Who: paku (paku3d)

No specimen available


  • Cap up to 6" across;
  • Cap cuticle maroon, breaking up into scales as the cap expands; the flesh that shows between the scales is white at first, but ages to a lighter version of the scale color; the umbo stays solid maroon
  • Stem wider in the middle than at either end (this can be seen a little bit in the mushrooms in the lower left and upper right in the picture)
  • Flesh turns yellow or yellowish orange when cut (try the stalk), then slowly maroon; the flesh in general ages or dries maroon

per: http://www.ilmyco.gen.chicago.il.us/Taxa/Lepioameri210.html

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:12 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘South East TN, USA’ to ‘Southeastern Tennessee, USA’


Macrolepiota americana: Cap.
Macrolepiota americana: Fruit Body.

Proposed Names

68% (2)
Recognized by sight: location: SE Tennesse
edibility: Unknown
fungus color: White to cream, Brown, Grey to beige
average size: 5-15cm
cap type: White/Cream Base, Dry, Dark brownish center with “scales”
stem type: Bulbous cream base with dark reddish / pink scales, small ring present.
flesh: Flesh White to cream no staining.
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish hard to tell.
habitat: Found in the shade, grass.
Based on microscopic features: White Spores

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