Observation 218602: Leucocoprinus cepistipes (Sowerby) Pat.

When: 2015-10-09

Collection location: Mulford Hall Lawn, UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley, Alameda Co., California, USA [Click for map]

37.8726° -122.2644°

Who: s_klein@berkeley.edu (s_klein)

No specimen available

Found in a lawn.
Spores stained in meltzers solution proved to be dexrinoid.
I arrived at my identification using the keys in California Mushrooms. I went through light spored mushrooms to Lepiotoid Fungi. I used the pileus shape and squamules color to narrow it down to Leucocprinus cepistipes.


Dextrinoid spores.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: cream to buff brown, granulose-fibrillose scales
Used references: California Mushrooms
Based on microscopic features: dextrinoid spores

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By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2015-10-12 04:00:47 EDT (-0400)

I wonder what woody debris it was growing from.

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