Observation 72614: Leucocoprinus brebissonii (Godey) Locq.

When: 2011-07-23

Collection location: 17th Ave. NW & Mix St. NW, Olympia, Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)

No specimen available

Very small fragile parasol musrooms fruiting abundantly beneath Western red cedar stump in mixed conifer canopy.

Interesting bright blue (possible)“sclerotia” on stem butt- could be mold? Never seen this on a Lepiota sp.

Temp: 70’s



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By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-07-25 23:45:29 CEST (+0200)

The stem base color(bright blue) was only on the one I pulled up- that I saw… Pretty striking and vibrant though… pic didn’t really do it justice. Love to know if it is a common behavior with this species.
These were at the base of a big cedar stump in a doug fir and tsuga canopy- and were very fragile- especially fibrous(similar to C. micaceus) on the stem.

Pretty abundant here over the weekend…

Glad for your help!

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-07-25 23:36:29 CEST (+0200)

I was going by the size… I find them here in the East near pine and they are really fragile. I know there is a Lepiota that looks just like it that is larger…Will have to look into the blue on the base. Was it on more than one?

By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2011-07-25 23:28:29 CEST (+0200)

Totally was thrown by the dark central nipple, veil and the little shags that look so much like a miniature parasol. After looking this lil’ one up in some other sources and viewing your observation I am very confident that these are indeed L. brebissonii.

Thanks again with the ID :)

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