Observation 9914: Macrolepiota Singer

When: 2008-08-23

Collection location: Babcock State Park, Fayette Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

The prominent umbo, granular lines on the slender stem, and woodland habitat distinguish the parasol mushroom from its poisonous cousin Chlorophyllum molybdites. The green color on the gills in the second photo it due to light reflecting off the moss beneath it.


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procera vs. prominens
By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2010-07-19 23:57:32 CDT (-0400)

How can we tell which one this is? Romano Bozac in Enciclopedia of Fungi (Croatian) shows pictures of both and writes that M. prominens is easy to tell from M. procera by its smooth stalk (with parallel grooves when dry). The specimen in this observation seems to have a scaly stalk.

Macrolepiota procera is a European species
By: else
2010-07-19 16:46:29 CDT (-0400)

and the American species go through life without a name

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