When: 2010-01-21

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

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

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Maybe lavendula?
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2010-02-06 11:22:51 CST (-0500)

If this is citrina-like, and I agree that it would help to see the bulb, then it won’t be the true citrina (or bulbosa var. citrina) in Louisiana. You’re much more likely to have the paler yellow A. citrina f. lavendula. The former is probably restricted to Europe and western Asia; and the latter is a mushroom of the Americas. Whether it is our only citrina-look-a-like or not, is not clear to me at present. But what I’ve collected or been sent from Louisiana, eastern Texas, the central Appalachians, South Carolina, New Jersey, Massachusetts, etc. is lavendula. If you get lavendula during one of the cold spells this winter in the SE US, you may actually see some lavender on the fruiting body. At the NEMF on Cape Cod last fall, the temperatures got very close to freezing and the lavendulas were soaked by the cold, cold rain. We saw amethyst caps on some of those suckers!


Need to see the base
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-02-06 09:08:39 CST (-0500)

of the stalk.