When: 2007-10-03

Collection location: Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)

No specimen available

Found in a neighbor’s garden bed (amended soil) curving out from the foundation of the house.

Pileus: white with brownish scales (not fibrils) which turned darker overnight. Bruised purple brown where touched. Overnight the surface turned dark gray and cracked all over, revealing white flesh. 6 cm across.

Gills: creamy white, at first, turning dingy pink overnight. Crowded, free, waxy, thick.

Stipe: Solid, white, turning brown where handled, except at base and apex. Wider at base. Annulus also darkened. 2 cm at apex and 8 cm long.

Spore print: white or cream—not many spores left to print.


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Leucoagaricus barssii
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-10-06 08:28:44 CDT (-0500)

Leucoagaricus barssii seems to be a better fit for both the cap color and the scales. The bruising with purplish tones is something I have seen in only ONE collection of L. barssii but it is not recorded in the literature that I’ve read. Maybe we have a variant or something new in Sonoma County.