Observation 7744: Agaricales sensu lato

My records do not list this particular species as being found in Australia. So my identification could be inaccurate.


Copyright © 2008 Ian Dodd Kundabung NSW Australia

Proposed Names

-31% (6)
Used references: B. Fuhrer & online
24% (3)
Recognized by sight: Gills don’t look dark, growing off of wood, pileus reminds me of Pluteus
62% (2)
Recognized by sight: the lack of consensus candidate

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Spore prints would be invaluable for ID to genus.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-06-11 10:38:39 CDT (-0400)

Try carrying some white 3×5 cards with you in the field…and then collect at least one of the mature mushrooms that you see. Placing them stem side down on the paper, then wrapping them in wax paper or aluminum foil or something will usually produce some kind of spore print by the time that you get home. Keep the mushroom gill side down as you travel. Conversely, you can tear the paper and make a sort of collar that stays under the gills and collects the spores, without tearing the stem off. A fairly thick drop is what you want for a true measure of spore color in mass. You can also photograph the spore print and post it here. There is no such thing as TMI in long-range mushroom ID! Mushrooms will also often drop spores along their stipes and underneath themselves on their growing substrates, but that can be subtle…

Also useful…smell, taste (bite a tiny bit, chew it, then spit it out) and texture…dry cap or slimy? And of course, what form the spore bearing structures have taken…gills, pores, teeth? You’re our Australian Man in the Field…we are just your long-range consultants!

Stropharia coronilla

I did get a similar comparison except for the annulus diplayed in the image at
California Fungi. I am not an expert either, or even a expert amateur, more likely an average beginner. I will accept whatever you come up with but I did look at Psathyrella sp. and couldnt satisfy myself that this was correct either.

Looks more like Psathyrella
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-06-09 10:08:10 CDT (-0400)

I’m by no means an expert in this group and others on the site will probably have an opinion. However, this doesn’t look like the Stropharia coronilla that I’ve seen here in California and it doesn’t even look much like a Stropharia to me, but I’ll let those with a leaning towards dark spored species have their say.