When: 2018-10-17

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

Who: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)

No specimen available

Found in grassy clearing separating two woodland patches (mostly pine & sweet gum). Stipe, gills and flesh bruising reddish and then resolving brownish. Odor nondistinctive. Spores smooth, ellipsoid and brownish-yellow (amber?) in Melzer’s; ~5.3-5.8 × 3.5-4.3(4.5) microns.


w/ flash
w/ flash

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: Speculative, but the macro, basic micro and habitat aligns with description in RWK’s ‘Agaricus of North America’ book.
Used references
Based on microscopic features

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By: Rick Kerrigan (rwkerrigan)
2018-10-18 16:31:07 CDT (-0500)

Specimens like this are uncommon and not well understood in eastern North America. Any future collections would be welcome in various herbaria, and interesting to study.

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