When: 2008-07-16

Collection location: Boone, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Eyecatching in yellow; any guesses as to species for this one?


Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
4% (5)
Recognized by sight: Coleman McCleneghan, local expert, IDed this in the field. There may be other species that are similar…altho the stipe SHOULD be more greenish, several other photos of this mushroom also show pure yellow, in both Roody (West VA and Appalachians) and Miller (North Amercian Mushrooms).

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I think you got it, Martin.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2016-07-24 22:45:09 MDT (-0600)

although those blades of grass “nicely” occlude our view, i can see a tiny bit of gills that sure look decurrent.

now that we have other photos here of Leptonia incana, it is pretty clear that this ain’t it.

nice historical revision!

By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2016-07-24 19:50:57 MDT (-0600)

How did you find this observation?! I brought up the NAME nitidus and immediately you magic up an ancient obs that LOOKS like it without the name attached…

L. incana
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-05-18 15:33:04 MDT (-0600)

I think that I came off wrong here.
I don’t see pink on the gills, so I can’t confidently say that this is Leptonia.
However, if this is Leptonia (and we have Debbie and McLeneghan to trust) , then I think it is probably L. incana. The green in the stipe base is variable depending on all the usual factors, and I know of no other N. Am. species so yellow.

stipe base
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-05-14 22:51:16 MDT (-0600)

I don’t see the green on the stipe base.