Observation 74203: Clarkeinda Kuntze

When: 2011-08-19

Seen at: Isabela, Philippines [Click for map]

17.0° 121.0°

Who: sparkle

Specimen available

Northern Philippines
Temperature: 70 – 90 degrees F
Growing on 7 inches of old rice hull with lots of duck manure. Slightly shaded.

gills unattached, partial veil present

2" long 3/4" diameter…annulus present


Spore print color: brown

Stem bruises slightly pink

Other information:
Smell: lightly sweet mushroomy smell
texture: On the tough side


Here are bigger images
Here are bigger images
Here are bigger images
For orchid judging worldwide we use the Royal Horticulture Society color chart. Is there such for the mushroom community? That is a regular corrugated cardboard box for reference. But even here in the picture the box has a green tinge…
. After nearly a month, the mushroom is still almost the same, here’s a closeup. Mccormick spanish paprika for color reference. Hope its helpful
After nearly a month, the mushroom is still almost the same, here’s a closeup. Mccormick spanish paprika for color reference. Hope its helpful. People here say they eat this mushroom but i wouldn’t dare

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good example of sticking with what you see
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-02-11 05:08:58 CST (-0500)

Sparkle, following this from last year on Shroomery has been fascinating. I think sometimes we need to trust what the observer actually observes, and not assume experience over ‘mushroom in hand’.

Fascinating work you’ve done Sparkle, I admire your talents.

Spore print color
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-08-21 23:26:25 CDT (-0400)

Given the olive spore print I think the species of this observation is pretty obvious.

hard to see the stipe characteristics in your photos…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-21 12:53:50 CDT (-0400)

does your stipe have a persistant, double-edged ring, slightly bulbous base? It almost looks perronate and sheathed in your one photo that shows the stipe…

color perception is in the eye of the beholder…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-21 11:18:23 CDT (-0400)

and some folks can perceive green as brown…

I know of zero Chlorophyllum sp. with brown spores…how ’bout you? Other than your spore color report, this mushroom is a dead-ringer for molybdites.

If you still have fresh fruit bodies, do another spore print on mature specimens and post the photo.

The spore print
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-08-20 21:11:46 CDT (-0400)

might look brownish if it ages or oxidizes at all.

Brown spore print
By: sparkle
2011-08-20 20:59:22 CDT (-0400)

But why is the spore print brown and not green?

I know you have bigger pictures.
By: Byrain
2011-08-19 12:55:12 CDT (-0400)

It would be nice if you could add them, thanks. :)

brown spores? how ’bout green, instead?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-08-19 11:49:46 CDT (-0400)

Chlorophyllum molybdites is your most likely ID. It occurs around the world, esp. in the tropics. Your last photo in the series of four shows a pretty typical green cast to its gills, but it takes a LONG time for the spores to color up.

Here’s a link to Else Vellinga’s work on this genus:


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