Observation 17560: Lepiota atrodisca group

When: 2009-01-30

Collection location: Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Notes:

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:49 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Mendocino CO, ACCF collection’ to ‘Mendocino Co., California, USA’

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Recognized by sight: Else photo-IDed it. This species is now in Leucoagaricus/Leucocoprinus.

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a species in the group of Lepiota atrodisca.
By: else
2009-02-04 13:32:58 HST (-1000)

Debbie sent me the pictures, and based on them my comment was: “a species in the L. atrodisca group.” I have not seen the material, so i have not ID-ed this collection.

What is called Lepiota atrodisca represents several taxa, all characterized by dark scales on the pileus.
They do not belong to the genus Lepiota in the strict sense, but are in the Leucoagaricus/Leucocoprinus branch of the Agaricaceae.