When: 2009-11-09

Collection location: Manchester, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were growing on and around a cow patty. Caps up to 5.0cm across and brown spores.
I was tempted to name these Agrocybe pediades var. platysperma based on the reference in MD because the spores appeared larger than that listed for A. pediades. They were ~13.0-14.0 X 8.0-8.9 microns and truncate(germ pore). However, it was not listed in the Name Index nor in Index Fungorum although the later does list an Agrocybe platysperma. Could not find any descriptions for it however.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:36 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Manchester, Mendocino County, California’ to ‘Manchester, California, USA’


Proposed Names

29% (1)
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified; D. Arora
61% (2)
Used references: See MO#224347

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