When: 2008-11-10

Collection location: Geneva, Switzerland [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Id’ed by the members of the Societe de Mycologie de Geneve.

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Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight
89% (2)
Used references: Flora Agaricina Neerlandica 5

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so, is “erminea” brown in the summer, white in the winter? ;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-13 14:09:44 -02 (-0200)
Indeed, alba=erminea…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-11-13 02:21:55 -02 (-0200)

Thank you for the clarification Josh. Originally I used Candusso & Lanzoni where they’re treated as different, but then Else synonymyzies them in FAN and even Index Fungorum indicates that. L. erminea sounds more sophisticated too…

D. http://www.mushroomhobby.com

P.S. For those who do not know, Joshua is an up-and-coming Else Vellinga in his own right, doing some serious research on Lepiota in Joe Ammirati’s lab in Seattle.

By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-11-12 23:43:31 -02 (-0200)

Lepiota erminea is an older (more valid) name for L. alba… It is generally found in grass so mossy habitat would be unusual!

Hey Boss, what’s the Habitat?
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2008-11-12 23:18:06 -02 (-0200)

If in grass then it most likely is Lepiota alba — very, very common and gregarious in Europe. Edible too. But, if not in grass, then I’d keep the material, take it back and give it some proper attention. Does that seem like moss on your photo?

Here are some recent Lepiota alba photographs.


D. http://www.mushroomhobby.com

P.S. But if you don’t like L. alba, you can always settle for L. subalba…

maybe erminea
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2008-11-12 19:09:38 -02 (-0200)

but there is also a similar species oreadiformis… I have only seen dried specimens of these species though so I don’t know unless they are under a microscope!

A good-looking Lepiota
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-11-12 13:57:31 -02 (-0200)

but with a confusing name. It’s included in Lepiota erminea now.

looks like moss is the habitat of choice!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-12 13:30:07 -02 (-0200)

very cool little lepiota…