When: 2014-09-01

Collection location: Hobart, Indiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jacquie G (Jacquie_G)

No specimen available

Found in my back yard, grew over night, growing on the ground. There are 2 mushrooms, one appeared yesterday, the second appeared today approximately 2 feet from the original. The darker one is the older one.


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Recognized by sight: Mature gills appear to be green tinged.
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C. molybdites…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-09-02 06:58:35 PDT (-0700)

for sure.

Chlorophyllum is close
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-09-01 16:32:48 PDT (-0700)

but I don’t think it works here, Jacquie. The Chlorophyllum you hope it isn’t is C. molybdites, which should have green or greenish spores. It should also have greenish-tinted gills, but the most obvious feature is the green spore print.

Chlorophyllum and Lepiota (now Macrolepiota) are very similar, and if there is any doubt, throw it out! The poisonous qualities of C. molybdites is well documented, and no one need add to their known symptoms. Your area hosts both species.