Observation 27519: Phaeolepiota aurea (Matt. ex Fr.) Mre.

When: 2009-10-29

Collection location: Tongass National Forest, Alaska, USA [Click for map]

Who: keith (hoovyus)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:52 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘tongass, southeast Alaska’ to ‘Tongass National Forest, Sitka Co., Alaska, USA


Some new pictures to see if they can help.
Some new pictures to see if they can help.
Some new pictures to see if they can help.

Proposed Names

-1% (4)
Recognized by sight: Orange spore print.
-29% (2)
Recognized by sight: Lower pics look like Cortinarius. Upper still look more like Gymnopilus. Mixed collection?
71% (4)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: not sure about this name….were these all found in the same location….with in 20 ft or so ?

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The location
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-11-01 13:21:07 CST (-0500)

of the last three pics strongly implies Phaeolepiota….i have found it in similar looking locations there may be wood buried below them……

By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2009-11-01 11:43:09 CST (-0500)

it looks similar to a Phaeolepiota…. except for the lack of granules

one mushroom
By: keith (hoovyus)
2009-11-01 00:10:32 CST (-0500)

photo 62711 was within a foot of the fruit I brought home. they seemed quit smaller than the one I picked. I included that photo (62711)Because of color and texture I presumed the to be of the same. thinking it might help in identification.
The first two photos are of the same mushroom. Top after I picked it and the next being the bog that it fruited in.
photo 62976 was before taking spore print
photo 62975 spore print being taken
Photo 62974 (next day) cap broken in half and flipped over.
Twezzler it you say the spore print looks rust, than rust it is.
I’m not trying to trick anyone or blow my own horn.
I’m new at this, but thoroughly enjoying mycology and everyone’s input and help.
But all the photos are of the one and the same mushroom.

that spore print is rusty brown
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-31 20:42:59 CST (-0500)

The spore print is rusty brown , I would not call that orange Looks like a cortinarius. The gills appear in these photo very red which resemble something in the Dermocybe group. Posibly Cortinarius sanguineus.

I’m sorry I was joking.
By: keith (hoovyus)
2009-10-31 20:34:14 CST (-0500)

It just seems so meaty.

Until and unless you can identify it, of course you shouldn’t eat it.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-31 20:28:30 CST (-0500)
here are some better photos
By: keith (hoovyus)
2009-10-31 19:29:10 CST (-0500)

Maybe these can help? I didn’t notice what kind of wood or if any.
seemed to be fruiting from a bog on the side of the road, although the whole outlaying area had been log in the past year or two.(Ceder,hemlock and spruce.)
Alan, what do ya think? and should I eat it?

spore color
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-10-31 17:56:56 CST (-0500)

From the looks of this mushroom, I would expect white spores.

not a Trich
By: Eddee (eddeeee)
2009-10-31 14:46:23 CST (-0500)

Orange spore print. Not a Trich probably a gymnopilus

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