When: 2004-12-11

Collection location: Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Plischke (John Plischke)

No specimen available

Growing in a mowed yard. Cap was 1 inch wide.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:28 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Florida Airport’ to ‘Florida, USA’


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Features: you are correct about the ring
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-02-13 12:23:28 CST (+0800)

I agree, you are right it is always better to be cautious, especially with the ring not being as distinct as it often is.


S. coronilla has very specific features absent here.
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-02-13 11:28:04 CST (+0800)

Stropharia coronilla has a very distinct annular zone. Lacking that a
collection is not really very representative. Unless you’re 100% sure
based on other evidence, putting a name that doesn’t pass the visual
inspection even does not serve any good purpose. It may only confuse
the beginners or people learning the concepts.



By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-02-13 09:50:30 CST (+0800)

I look at both Stropharia coronilla group and Stropharia riparia. Both resemble it, I did some checking on the range of both mushrooms and Stropharia coronilla grows in florida commonly where my photo was taken and I did not find Floridia as a range for Stropharia riparia. I think I will go with S. coronilla. I wish I had better stropharia literature. I have always liked Stropharia and have yet to find a good book on them.
Thank you,

coronilla group
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-02-12 14:08:02 CST (+0800)

There’s an obscure ring on the stipe. In combination with the lawn habitat, probably close to Stropharia coronilla.

Can’t stick to any Stropharia name, but…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-02-12 13:45:33 CST (+0800)

Well, it would be brazen to suggest any specific Stropharia epithet
based on so little info, but wanted to mention that the local
Stropharia riparia does turn yellow at very old age, including the
gills. Here is ancient photo of mine.


S. riparia?
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-02-12 13:12:05 CST (+0800)

This one?
I’m looking for the smile, but fail to see it…

Darvin, I see a Stropharia smiling at me…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-02-12 12:21:27 CST (+0800)

Darvin, I see Stropharia in there. In fact it looks like the familiar one from our area, the one with the misapplied name — S. riparia… The gills there also tend to turn yellowish at age, despite the blackish/purple spore color.

By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2009-02-12 12:17:42 CST (+0800)

I did not even pay attention to the gill color when I posted the photo. Now that I look at it the gills in the pic do remind me of Agrocybe but I remember them being off purplish. John

Gill color
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-02-12 12:06:39 CST (+0800)

Agrocybe should have brown or cinnamon gill color, these are gray, more like Stropharia.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-02-12 11:33:26 CST (+0800)

Gill color makes it loos like an Agrocybe.