Observation 30456: Strophariaceae Singer & A.H. Sm.

When: 2009-12-16

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

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Strophariaceae sp.
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-17 12:47:37 PST (-0800)

Well I guess all the suggested names could be added. Might be kind of cluttered. Maybe best to go with Strophariaceae sp..

Re: options
By: Peter G Werner (pgwerner)
2009-12-16 23:45:48 PST (-0800)

Actually, the photo doesn’t show gill color that clearly, and I’m not convinced Pholiota is excluded. And, believe me, I’ve seen young Pholiota that were damn hard to tell from Hypholoma until the spore drop developed.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-16 23:14:48 PST (-0800)

Well what are the generic options?

Leratiomyces is likely, though Stropharia is another distinct possibility.
The gill colour does seem to exclude Pholiota, and they don’t look like Psilocybe
And what about Hypholoma? The stature and gill shape seem a little unlikely, but I am not sure.

gill color
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-12-16 19:11:00 PST (-0800)

It is based on the gill color, and also the stem.

What is the identification based on?
By: Peter G Werner (pgwerner)
2009-12-16 17:29:29 PST (-0800)

What makes you think this might be a Leratiomyces? Has anybody scoped this? While stropharioid fungi with a viscid pileus and dry fibrillose stipe certainly could be Leratiomyces, I wouldn’t have much confidence in that unless I saw the micro characteristics.

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