Observation 23801: Conocybe albipes Hauskn.

When: 2009-06-14

Collection location: Starkville, Mississippi, USA [Click for map]

Who: Robert Fritzius (RobertFritzius)

No specimen available

The proposed identification, as well as the production of a micrograph (with dimensional stats) of some of the spores, was done by Paul Scott, a Plant Pathology graduate student at Mississippi State University. An online report about this observation is available at:


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:24 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Starkville, Oktibbeha Co. , Mississippi’ to ‘Starkville, Mississippi, USA


Spore print shows evidence of brown spores.
Copyright © 2009 Paul Hamilton Scott
Micrograph was made by Paul Scott, Mississippi State University, using spores scraped from Starkville “Newbies” (Conocybe albipes?) spore print formed on 25 June 2009.

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Used references: Mycology key descriptive material matches the mushroom, but it’s visible appearance and spore size suggests maybe something else.
Based on microscopic features: Microscopic length-width stats for eight (brown) spores suggest that the observed mushrooms are about 20% larger than those described as “Conocybe lactea California, USA” by Mykoweb.com

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Updated URL (Feb 2018)
By: Robert Fritzius (RobertFritzius)
2018-02-14 08:27:19 PST (-0800)

The URL for the online report of this observation has been changed
from www.datasync.com/~rsf1/fun/mushrms.htm to

Created: 2009-08-01 09:17:45 PDT (-0700)
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