Observation 47171: Lepiota lilacea Bres.

When: 2010-06-20

Collection location: Salt Lake City, Utah, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Kleine (ckleine)

Specimen available

Stipe about 0.5 cm wide, 3 cm long, slight pinkish-purple tones especially in lower half; pileus 3.5 cm wide; gills white, some forked; white mycelial cords at base of mushroom; spores elliptical, not wedge-shaped; in a landscaped ared on ground with wood-chip mulch and some conifer duff.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:28 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah, USA’ to ‘Salt Lake City, Utah, USA’


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Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight: it depends on the structure of the pileus covering – my guess is, that it is a hymeniderm (hence my choice of L. lilacea), if the pileus covering is made up of long upright elements it is L. felina.

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same species
By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-06-20 19:50:13 CEST (+0200)

I have been finding the same species in a landscaped area that is now all wood-chips, I am interested to find out what species this is as well.

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