When: 2007-03-28

Collection location: Uttan, Maharashtra, India [Click for map]

Who: G (gmuralid)

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The dilemma
By: G (gmuralid)
2012-09-11 13:53:16 EDT (-0400)

I have found now a few specimens over the past few years.

Always found growing singly, and usually from soil (clayey red soil usually) but I have noticed that there is a significant size variation in my observations. While several have been under 40mm high/30mm pileus, i have also found 130-150mm high/100mm cap.

While I havent seen the gills on all the specimens, some were white/pink gills with brown print.

In fact, I just found what looks like another (tiny) specimen on my way back home. Printing now.

The Book of Fungi…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-09-11 11:34:56 EDT (-0400)

covering interesting and beautiful mushrooms around the world, illustrates this species (or one very similar to it) on pg. 36.

Agaricus crocopeplus, or the “Golden Fleece” mushroom.

gotta be the coolest agaricus I ever saw
By: Jonathan M
2012-09-10 20:18:05 EDT (-0400)

very awsome find, i wonder if india fungus got enough research?

I scoffed @ Agaricus, until I followed your link to the Shroomery!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-12 09:53:22 EDT (-0400)

Damned if that day-glo orange mushroom doesn’t have free gills and chocolate brown spores…what an amazing color to the fruit body! Could you get the collector to dry some?

more found
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-08-12 01:36:34 EDT (-0400)

Some more of these were found, see here.

I wonder if it could be an Agaricus?

By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-09-05 00:13:55 EDT (-0400)

I certainly don’t know it to species, but I have some guesses for the genus. I wish there was a picture of the underside. It would also be nice to know what trees and shrubs (if any) are nearby. However, it has a nice cobwebby veil (or cortina) which aren’t all that common. Based on my experience in the US (which may well not apply to mushrooms from India), I would guess it was dark-spored and gilled. If there are no trees nearby and my guesses are correct then it would probably be a Pholiota. If there are trees nearby then it may be a Cortinarius or Inocybe. If it has white spores and gills then it may be a Lepiota. I’ll drop an email to some friends who have more experience with tropical/asian species than I do.