Observation 23955: Chlorophyllum rhacodes (Vittadini) Vellinga

When: 2009-08-04

Collection location: Stafford, Staffordshire, England [Click for map]

Who: Aycan Alan

No specimen available

Any Ideas? These were found near pine trees in amongst grass in a nearby park. Has gills and tarnishes slightly brown when cut. Can not identify. Picked 1st August 2009

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:23 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Stafford, UK’ to ‘Stafford, England’



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By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-08-04 11:58:52 PDT (-0700)

I’ve seen some Amanita with fairly smooth bottoms to the base, and some very young Corts with membranous veils that look similar, I’m not sure how free those gills are… Although that one is a stretch… but sometimes I stretch…

Other genera
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-04 11:43:48 PDT (-0700)

Amanita – no stockings? Cortinarius – free gills?
I ruled out C. molybdites in UK, but I think it’s spreading in Europe too now..

Some other genera…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-08-04 10:49:53 PDT (-0700)

With out any hint of the spore color, these could also be Amanita, or Cortinarius?

One thing though, is that Chlorophyllum rhacodes does stain an orange-brown when cut, and has a hollow stipe (if I remember correctly…). (But I think of it having a more spherical cap as a button…)

Caps closed
By: Aycan Alan
2009-08-04 10:05:50 PDT (-0700)

caps were still closed couldn’t get spores, thrown them away (maggot ridden.

Dunno, just some hints
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-04 10:00:53 PDT (-0700)

Chlorophyllum rhacodes or molybdites maybe? or Leucoagaricus? or Agaricus?
What’s the spore colour?

Any Ideas?
By: Aycan Alan
2009-08-04 09:30:18 PDT (-0700)

Anybody have clue for these?

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