When: 2009-08-31

Collection location: Santa Clara Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Teichman (jteichma)

No specimen available

Hi everyone, I found this White mushroom growing in a bunch nearby some pine trees in a school activity field (moist ground). Characteristics predominantly white with a little bit of toasty beige color (looks a tiny bit scaled) on the top of the caps. Most distinctive characteristic is a thin membrane of flesh hat appears stretches from the stem to the bottom of the cap (so you wouldn’t see the spore gills unless broken as depicted). Anyway, looks and smells yummy, but I’m not sure how much risk there is here. Big question – is it edible? Your knowledgable help in identifying what this mushroom is and how safe it might be to eat is greatly appreciated. Thanks!!!


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Recognized by sight: Lobed cap, yellow staining base

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