Collection location: Dove Creek Hammock, south Key Largo, Monroe Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]
small mushroom on rotting mahogany, two widely separated, pleasant fragrance
ST: 25×2mm, whitish, covered with red droplets except near top, v minutely puberulent, copious white stain from mycelium around base, solid, cartilaginous/fibrous
CAP: 20-25mm wide, plane, umbonate, creamy to buff in center, minutely fibrillose, scattered fine mist of red-brown droplets (finer than stem), striate-cracked and thin near margin, not curled under
VEIL: remnants hanging from margin
GILL: whitish aging brownish, even, clean, free, 3mm deep
Ah, I guess there are signs of a veil hanging from the margin, aren’t there? I didn’t look closely at my own picture! They were gone by time it reached home.
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Photo and description seems close to Leucocoprinus longistriatus in A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms.
Weber, N. S. and A. H. Smith. 1985. A Field Guide to Southern Mushrooms. Univ. of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan. 280p.
I’ve seen photos from Dr. Vellinga of Lepiota from tropical areas, and a few of those bled golden droplets. I’ve also seen Lepiotas bleed golden droplets here in Cali, not sure I got a good photo of it though.
Wow, how cool. Maybe some Lepiotoid mushroom. Those droplets are likely taxonomically significant.
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