When: 2017-09-16

Collection location: Walton Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

33.8685°N 83.6934°W 255m [Click for map]

Who: Joan Knapp (PucaK)

Specimen available
Collection number: Joan Knapp JSK-00008

Notes:
Cluster growing in grass in open field next to, but not in, a wood chip pile

Cap, largest 7cm; pale yellow with distinct brown center; fine brown and yellow scales which lift off as mushroom ages, leaving cap with bald, brown raised center.
Gills. Free; some short gills.
Stipe. Largest, 7cm. Width at apex, 5mm ; Swollen base, 1cm; yellow, powdery; delicate annulus; basal mycelium, pale yellow.
Odor/taste: Not distinctive; not bitter
Spore print. White
Pores elliptical with a pore.

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Probably Leucocoprinus birnbaumii
By: D Jean Lodge (djlodge)
2018-10-15 12:26:15 PDT (-0700)

The ITS sequence matches three sequences of L. birnbaumii, and the appearance matches specimens exposed to full sun. The only collections of L. tricolor were the type and others collected by the author in Michigan, and it hasn’t been sequenced.

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