When: 2006-10-19

Collection location: Elgin Co., Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Rex (Rex Bartlett)

No specimen available

I have called this species Lepiota rachodes for years but it seems recently, or not, it has also been moved, thus the name I chose for it reflects that change.
Common but not widespread here locally, I find this beautiful mushroom yearly in the Fall in one area of mixed deciduous woods. It is common to witness several flushes throughout the Fall months. As the photos will show, one specimen is seen fruiting among a patch of Coprinus micaceus. One image will also show this mushrooms susceptibility to a parasitic species known as Syzygites megalocarpus. I have only seen this occur in one season in the above mentioned area, and shortly thereafter, a new flush arrived with no signs of the parasitic fungi.


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