Observation 50902: Chlorophyllum brunneum (Farl. & Burt) Vellinga

When: 2010-08-20

Collection location: San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Adam Singer (adam)

No specimen available

Found in find, light sandy earth, one in the open the other older dried out specimens were under a carpet of Eucalyptus leaves and duff. Spore print was white. The stalk of the larger of the two in the photo went down quite deep (about 10cm). Here is how it keyed out in MD:

MD p. 59 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 —> Lepiotaceae p. 293

MD p. 293 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6
6: "smooth when young but soon breaking up into brown to reddish scales or fibril → 7
7: "not as above, stalk usually staining yellow-orange to reddish when cut or bruised → 8
8: “not as above, stalk terminating in a swollen base or bulb” → L. rachodes

Lepiota rachodes p. 297, the comments indicate that if it is “with an abrupt basal bulb” then it is variation “hortensis.”

From mykoweb and here, it looks like this has been moved and the closest match I could find was Chlorophyllum brunneum. Hope that is correct.



Copyright © 2010 Adam S.
Copyright © 2010 Adam S.
Copyright © 2010 Adam S.
Copyright © 2010 Adam S.

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