Observation 63445: Leucocoprinus cretaceus (Bull.) Locq.

When: 2010-11-28

Collection location: Periyar Tiger Reserve, Kerala, India [Click for map]

Who: Milo (Mycophiliac)

No specimen available

Found in Periyar Tiger Reserve



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Its looking like
By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2011-02-12 02:13:49 EST (-0500)

Indian and South American fungi have a lot of correlations. Very interesting.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-11 23:57:12 EST (-0500)
Didn’t realize
By: Milo (Mycophiliac)
2011-02-11 10:59:19 EST (-0500)

C. nivea was coprophilic. The gills were white but I just assumed they hadn’t begun to deliquesce. I’m going with Leucocoprinus cretaceus.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2011-02-11 10:47:44 EST (-0500)

Yeah, I agree with Timmit. It looks something like Leucocoprinus cretaceus, but I don’t know that species’ range or preferred substrate. Cystolepiota came to mind, but I doubt it, it doesn’t look right for that.

By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-02-11 10:02:46 EST (-0500)

this thing is cool! cool find

Not C. nivea…
By: TimmiT
2011-02-11 09:47:39 EST (-0500)

Coprinopsis nivea is a coprophilic species. Do you remember whether the gills were black or white? They stike me as a Leucocoprinus sp.

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