Observation 275304: Agrocybe Fayod

When: 2017-04-30

Collection location: West St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

No specimen available

A solitary specimen fruiting in residential mulch bed, immediately following a day of heavy rain. Cap: 4 cm., so slimy it’s nearly impossible to grasp/hold. Stipe: 3.5 cm. X 7 mm. essentially equal, spongy/fragile, totally hollow. KOH negative. Obtained a brown spore print.


Copyright © 2017 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2017 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2017 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2017 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2017 Judi Thomas
Copyright © 2017 Judi Thomas

Proposed Names

-30% (2)
Used references: Arora’s MD, Kuo’s “Mushrooms of the Midwest”, Miller and Miller “North American Mushrooms”, MO observations
-18% (2)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: A. pediades does not grow in wood chips, and has a longer, thinner stipe.

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Alan, thanks for looking at my Ob.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-05-07 09:43:00 CDT (-0500)

I agree that the stipe is a bit squat and robust for A. pediades. I’ll keep working on this ID. BTW – Kuo (mushroom expert.com) states that A. pediades “… grows in lawns, meadows, and other grassy places (and sometimes on woodchips, dung, or sand) …”, although that may be irrelevant here.

Thank you, Jacob.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-05-02 09:49:47 CDT (-0500)

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