Observation 24685: Leucocoprinus brebissonii (Godey) Locq.

When: 2009-08-23

Collection location: Wynn Jones County Park, Kitsap Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Peter Santerre

No specimen available

Would love some suggestions on this one :) I know my pics and description are lacking, but if this jumps out as something obvious to someone, I’d love to know.

Fir/Cedar/Alder/Maple mixed forest. Growing from decaying mulch (picture is after picking, not actual habitat).

Dark brown umbo, with small scales on a white background.

White, slightly attached

White, with distinct ring.


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Proposed Names

23% (2)
Recognized by sight: Very unscientific observation. Just looks like other Lepiota’s I’ve seen :)

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By: Peter Santerre
2009-08-31 23:47:14 CDT (-0500)

Yes, that seems to be a very good match. Thank you for the time to identify!

Lc. brebissonii
By: Joshua Birkebak (Shua)
2009-08-31 21:44:49 CDT (-0500)

Is what it definitely is! A paper in press is about to report it from North America for the first time… It is quite common in washington but has only showed up here in the last 15 years or so… probably from europe! It is what has gone by as La. atrodisca but that is definitely not around here!

little lepiotas
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-08-24 20:39:59 CDT (-0500)

I’ve seen little lepiotas like that in a broad range of colors, almost-black on white like your, red on white, yellow on white, and many shades of brown on white.

A mysterious person named Else might have something to say about your collection, but I suspect she will say microscopy is required for ID.

Would love a guess if possible.
By: Peter Santerre
2009-08-24 13:24:11 CDT (-0500)

I know the info isn’t great, but even an educated guess would be super :)

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