Observation 358549: Lepiota (Pers.) Gray

When: 2019-02-09

Collection location: Butano State Park, San Mateo Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Pgrunow

No specimen available

Large-sized, but both fruitbodies present surprisingly fragile and with the scales on the pileus stretched to become hair-like fibrils; the mushroom’s disc really is lighter than I have typically seen from L. magnispora (not a dark red or brick red/reddish brown), more medium red with orange-brown tones (perhaps age-related?). fading to nearly saffron at the very edge of the disc. Pileus margin wavy/fringed with apparent white veil remnants.
Stipe: light beige-pink, gradually just a little darker toward the base and easily splitting lengthwise and lightly scurfy on the lower half. As far as I could tell, there were no signs of the “skin” and ring on the stipe that occur in Cystoderma. No scent or color changes.
Habitat: located in shade next to seasonal creek (running on observation date), not particularly close to any specific tree, but tanoak and redwood closest. Also, bay, douglas-fir nearby.
Feel like I have seen pictures of this thing before, but have not been able to find anything yet.


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Recognized by sight: possibly similar to magnisoora/spheniscispora? or Leucoagaricus/cystolepiota?
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