Observation 74103: Lepiota (Pers.) Gray

When: 2011-08-16

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Growing where lawn has partially engulfed an old cement barn floor.


Spindle shaped spores turn puple in Meltzer’s (dextrinoid). 10-13 × 5-6. Print white.

Proposed Names

24% (2)
Recognized by sight: Maybe something related to Lepiota? Gills are free.
65% (3)
Recognized by sight

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Spore info (see new photo)
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-08-17 06:23:32 PDT (-0700)

certainly points toward Lepiota, at least in the old sense of this genus. And, as far as I can tell, the small (former) Lepiotas are still placed within the genus Lepiota.

I’ve got a few of these dried, if anyone would like to study them.