Observation 84959: Chlorophyllum brunneum (Farl. & Burt) Vellinga

When: 2011-12-18

Collection location: Sutro Heights Park, San Francisco, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: BakerSt10

No specimen available



Proposed Names

-66% (2)
Recognized by sight: Growing with Monterey Pine
53% (1)
Used references: Mushrooms Demystified
85% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Sorry the first posting of C.molybdites was a mistake which Ivan brought to my attention.I had found the reference in “Mushrooms of San Francisco”

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By: Ivan Rodriguez (Ivan Rodriguez)
2012-01-21 13:49:57 CST (-0500)

I’ve seen a few Chlorphyllum molybdites in my day, but what you’ve found does not seem like it. The margin is not so scaly/shaggy, and I’ve seen them grow only in urban settings, i.e. lawns, parks, grassy areas, poor soil, whereas yours was found in the woods. I would suggest the parasol Lepiota rhacodes, as it matches your find nicely: right habitat, color, cap texture, and ring. Compare with these images: http://waynesword.palomar.edu/parasol.htm
It’s all up to you, but that just doesn’t seem like C. molybdites to me.

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