Observation 46858: Agrocybe Fayod

When: 2010-06-13

Collection location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA [Click for map]

Who: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)

No specimen available

Growing in wood chips, pleasant smell

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:57 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota’ to ‘Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


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By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2010-06-16 18:12:19 BST (+0100)

A bit doubtful growing in Minnesota—Leratiomyces percevalii also has inconsistencies in what I observed.

Kuo, M. (2009, February). Leratiomyces percevalii. Retrieved from the MushroomExpert.Com Web site: http://www.mushroomexpert.com/leratiomyces_percevalii.html

no problemo
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2010-06-14 16:04:14 BST (+0100)

yup, yup, same as me——-just like to have some dialogue so I can better understand what criteria a person is using to make their determination so I can gain some knowledge. In this case, it told me that several similar varieties I found on this foray were likely Agrocybe—-but it also begged some added questions since I found at least 3 slightly different looking varieties. I would guess it is likely not Stropharia as it lacks a visible annulus. Im starting to think a microscope would be helpful.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-06-14 07:28:34 BST (+0100)

Descriptions vary a lot, you cant always take what someone says as exactly the way a mushroom will look.

I have been hunting mushrooms for over a decade now and can tell you that many genus/species that are said to look this or that way in a field guide do not.

I was taking a stab at this one based on a species of Agrocybe that is found around my area in wood chips during the spring-early summer months.

Having spoken with Kuo before he has mentioned this as well.

I think it looks like either a Stropharia or Agrocybe species, just my opinion and I make no claims of being an expert, I joined MO to gain knowledge.

Would like more opinions
By: Mike Kempenich (Gentleman Forager)
2010-06-14 06:50:54 BST (+0100)

I dont believe this is Agrocybe. Mushroomexpert.com, in part, describes the cap this way “Unlike species of Conocybe, Agrocybe species have convex to flat caps.” This is a rather pronounced bell shape and the older ones I observed never came close to flat.

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