Observation 205171: Macrolepiota Singer

When: 2007-06-06

Collection location: Fonda Vela Hotel, Monteverde, Puntarenas, Costa Rica [Click for map]

Who: Dulce (Monteverde Wild Hikes)

No specimen available

A nice cloudy day of June learning about orchids and trying to save endangered species we stumbled upon these very large mushrooms right in the middle of a small open field close to the cliff edge. We do not know which mushroom it is. Hope the pix help.

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Macrolepiota Singer
Large and totally hard to miss
Macrolepiota Singer
All the kids were amazed about the size
Macrolepiota Singer
Two beautiful macro mushrooms.

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I guess Macrocybe is the best option yet
By: Dulce (Monteverde Wild Hikes)
2015-06-02 20:39:06 PDT (-0700)

I will keep trying to find a species just like the one in the picture in the following days. It has been raining a bit more, which is great but I can’t go out during the thunder storms so that is slowing me down too.

Not a chance on the Psilocybe
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2015-06-01 04:00:21 PDT (-0700)
What about Psilocybe?
By: Dulce (Monteverde Wild Hikes)
2015-05-30 00:12:58 PDT (-0700)

Checking some local data I have been considering Psilocybe cubensis, what do you think?
It was a pasture area.

Hi Dulce
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2015-05-28 08:14:40 PDT (-0700)

Nice find! I bet it’s a Macrocybe, but we would need to see a closer picture
to have a better idea.

Thanks for posting so much from Costa Rica, nice photos.