Observation 21934: Leucoagaricus Locq. ex Singer

When: 2009-06-10

Collection location: Augusta, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Numbers (Numbers)

No specimen available

Unknown fungi growing by a lake.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:05 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Augusta Georgia’ to ‘Augusta, Georgia, USA


apologies for quality

Proposed Names

19% (5)
Recognized by sight: Check spore print and smell to start with
-17% (2)
Recognized by sight: gills are white although mature fruitbody → should be no Agaricus therefore!
63% (3)
Recognized by sight: seems to me even more possible then Lepiota spec.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Is there
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-06-11 06:47:33 CDT (-0500)

a ring on the stalk? If not, then I would consider Pluteus petastus as a possibility. I have found these during mid to late spring growing from soil/mulch that has woody debris mixed in.

Pale gills
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-11 01:41:12 CDT (-0500)

I agree that the gills look too pale (Agaricus augustus is one that darkens late, though). But it is more likely Leucoagaricus.

But mind
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-10 19:34:39 CDT (-0500)

that agarics in the “arvensis” group long hold the bright color of the gills just turning a slight greyish pinkish for a long time before finally shortly before rotting away they fully develop the brown gill hue …
And the squamules on the cap combined with the yellowish greenish tint point to A. arvensis group too … but it’s just an opinion and a guess!
Another possibility could be Stropharia rugosoannulata fo. lutea HONGO which I myself found so pale many years ago.

whitish gills
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-10 17:01:19 CDT (-0500)

although the fruitbody is fully mature, the gills are still white. I don’t think that it is a sterile Agaricus, but would places this one in Lepiota s.l., may be in Leucoagaricus.

I bet
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-06-10 16:07:40 CDT (-0500)

this smells like aniseed!

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