Observation 70862: Chlorophyllum brunneum (Farl. & Burt) Vellinga

When: 2011-07-03

Collection location: Apple Park Apartments, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Notes:
Fruiting near our apartment complex compost pile.

Temp: 68- sunny.

Just started finding A. augustus today in our usual spots as well. I hypothesize that the morning dew from large temperature fluctuations is the cause for these sudden fruitings. We have finally reached 80 this weekend after 301 days of lower temps.

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I haven’t seen many this season….
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-07-04 12:12:56 CDT (-0400)

But I have noticed in the past that they certainly can fruit whenever the moisture is right. I have found them in Summer, Winter, Fall, and Spring.

Parasols
By: BlueCanoe
2011-07-04 11:26:22 CDT (-0400)

I found some this spring (observation 67075), which turned me on to the differences between species. I’ve definitely seen them in the fall, too, but I think being decomposers they’re more dependent on moisture than season.

C. Brunneum-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-07-04 02:51:02 CDT (-0400)

Is probably right the more I look at these… Shorter/more bulbous stalks at base and flat top too.

I was just so excited to find them today- what a surprise- that I assumed they were C. rachodes and posted them…

Thanks Bluecanoe!

Do you come across parasols in summer round your way? I generally only find them in fall seasons here in Thurston county.

C. brunneum?
By: BlueCanoe
2011-07-04 00:07:39 CDT (-0400)

Are you sure this isn’t C. brunneum? The base of the stipe looks more “abrupt” than “gradual”. http://www.svims.ca/council/Chloro.htm

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