When: 2015-06-17

Collection location: West St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

No specimen available

Growing singly at the base of a mature Oak in suburban residential lawn. This robust mushroom is a beautiful shade of reddish-brown, like mahogany. The in situ (last) photo looks much redder than the actual specimen. The other photos (especially the cap/first photo) accurately reflect the color of this handsome mushroom. Obtained a creamy-white spore print. Cap: diameter 6 cm. Stem: 9 cm. tall X 1.1 cm. wide.


Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
Base of stem
Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
In situ

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Thanks, Gentlemen, for the ID.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-06-27 10:36:34 CDT (-0500)

I am happy to have your expertise and eagle eyes available. G. luxurians are fruiting now in almost every mulch bed in my community; however, I did not recognize this robust specimen as that species. I have previously posted observations on MO (#‘s 207653 and 195892) showing the mushroom as I am accustomed to seeing it, i.e., fruiting gregariously and in tight clusters with distinctly umbilicate caps that have upturned, split edges. I did some more research after receiving your ID (thinking this OB might be a variant) but can find no such thing in N.A. I trust your expertise but can’t seem to reconcile the two very different “looks”. Could it be that this singular fruiting was just a young specimen? Thanks again!

Measurements added to notes.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-06-26 13:13:59 CDT (-0500)