When: 2010-05-20

Collection location: Rockville, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)

No specimen available

Pileus convex to plane, irregular (with bumps) and shallowly depressed, margin incurved, purple/brown, surface dry but shiny, with cracks showing white flesh below cuticle, flesh is firm, white/turning light yellow with time, hymenium is gilled, lamela are close, soft, grey/purple, adnexed.

Stipe – clavate, solid, white inside, beige with longitudinal striations on the outside and below the annulus, white above the annulus, annulus located 1.5-2.0 cm from pileus, curly and painted purple/grey on top due to spores, partial veil present on younger specimen, white colored. Odor is non-distinctive.

Spore print – purple/grey

More information about this specimen on: http://mushroompicker.blogspot.com/2010/05/wine-cap.html

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rockville, Maryland’ to ‘Rockville, Maryland, USA’


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Purple/brown cap, annulus with purple/brown spores on top part, growing on mulch
Used references: Roody WC (2003). Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians.

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