Observation 47588: Leucoagaricus americanus (Peck) Vellinga

When: 2010-06-22

Collection location: Great Circle Earthworks, Licking Co., Ohio, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:00:52 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Great Circle Earthworks, Ohio, USA’ to ‘Great Circle Earthworks, Licking Co., Ohio, USA

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By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-06-27 03:36:37 AEST (+1000)

these are the same as what was formerly called Lepiota americana then they are worthy edibles. Looks like raw beef when cooked. Great with salt, pepper and olive oil.

By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2010-06-27 02:09:03 AEST (+1000)

beautiful specimens even though they are old, I never get tired of finding this species.

i often encounter this species of Leucoagaricus on trails in the woods, growing in wood debris.

That’s my point.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-27 02:03:38 AEST (+1000)

Only one of the specimens has an intense red stipe. The others … don’t.

As for the tapering stipe vs. abruptly bulbous base, same thing. One specimens has, the others don’t.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-06-26 16:56:02 AEST (+1000)

Just no…

There are many differences, but I suppose the most obvious ones are the intense red staining of this species, and the tapering rather than abruptly bulbous base.

I would have said Chlorophyllum brunneum.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-26 16:30:05 AEST (+1000)

How do these differ?

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