Home | Community | Message Board


Crestline Sales - MycoPath
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Hunting and Identification

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinenubus
amateur
Registered: 06/13/02
Posts: 29
Loc: Northwest
Last seen: 8 years, 3 months
Macrolepiota rachodes?
    #1485090 - 04/23/03 03:25 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Found these guys under a tree (possibly a redwood?) growing in some loamy soil, anyone think they may be Macrolepiota rachodes? only print i could get was faint but appeared to be white.







Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinezeronio
Stranger
Male

Registered: 10/16/01
Posts: 2,349
Loc: Slovenia
Last seen: 5 months, 18 days
Re: Macrolepiota rachodes? [Re: nubus]
    #1485114 - 04/23/03 03:45 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

It looks very much like it. It should have reddish tones inside when you split it.
Be careful: Macrolepiota rhacodes var. hortensis is poisonous.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleJoshua
Holoman
Male

Registered: 10/27/98
Posts: 5,389
Loc: The Matrix
Re: Macrolepiota rachodes? [Re: nubus]
    #1485190 - 04/23/03 04:41 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

Those look like some nice fresh rachodes specimens to me.

Last time I ate those I really messed them up. They are supposed to be very good...I had to choke down the last bite in an effort of not wasting a supposedly good mushroom.

Joshua


--------------------
The Shroomery Bookstore

Great books for inquiring minds!

"Life After Death is Saprophytic!"


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Anonymous

Re: Macrolepiota rachodes? [Re: zeronio]
    #1485545 - 04/23/03 11:10 AM (13 years, 10 months ago)

- Post History Deleted Upon User's Request -


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineToxicManM
Bite me, it's fun!
 User Gallery

Registered: 06/28/02
Posts: 6,483
Loc: Aurora, Colorado
Last seen: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Trusted Identifier
Re: Macrolepiota rachodes? [Re: nubus]
    #1485671 - 04/23/03 12:12 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

They certainly look like Lepiota rachodes (=Macrolepiota rachodes).

There are a few things you can verify to make sure they are.

First, the open caps should be at least 3 inches across. This is important - there are some small Lepiota species that are deadly poisonous.

Second, the spore print must be white. The color you're looking for it to not be is a grayish green (Chlorophyllum molybdites). While Chlorophyllum is not lethal, victims of it wish they could die to end the unpleasantness.

Third, cut the cap in half and watch for bruising. In Lepiota brunnea (=Macrolepiota rachodes var. hortensis) the cap flesh will turn brown immediately. In the edible Lepiotas it will first turn yellow, orange, or reddish brown and then may slowly darken to brown. Note that this species is very common in the US Northwest, so be sure to check this feature.

Fourth, be sure there is a thick, movable ring on the stem. Lepiota rings are unusual in that (if you're careful) you can slide them up and down on the stem like a cigar band because they aren't actually attached to the stem. This character will help to make sure you don't have one of the Amanitas which can look like a Lepiota to most people. If you don't know why you shouldn't eat Amanitas then you need to study more before you eat any wild mushrooms.

If you have any doubts, please don't eat them. If you use these things to be careful, you should be able to distinguish between Lepiota rachodes and its many poisonous lookalikes. Be sure you check them all.

Good luck and happy mushrooming!


--------------------
Happy mushrooming!


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinenubus
amateur
Registered: 06/13/02
Posts: 29
Loc: Northwest
Last seen: 8 years, 3 months
Re: Macrolepiota rachodes? [Re: ToxicMan]
    #1486166 - 04/23/03 03:01 PM (13 years, 10 months ago)

cap is 4 inches across, this morning the spore print was definetly white, slowly staining a pinkish brownish color, annulus loose. sounds like time for breakfast.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Hunting and Identification

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Macrolepiota procera or Macrolepiota rachodes??? ESanceOfCyan 1,735 5 11/10/06 09:29 AM
by CureCat
* Lepiota rhacodes + more mikey_ 1,735 8 10/04/03 11:38 PM
by MagmaManiac
* Lepiota question *Updated with pics* waixingren 1,592 8 09/04/06 09:41 PM
by falcon
* lepiota naucina?? Pinewood Dirty 1,767 11 10/13/08 12:59 PM
by Pinewood Dirty
* Macrolepiota ranx 1,147 10 07/29/10 10:09 AM
by KBG1977
* So Cal Hunt 2 Honker 956 10 11/30/04 02:38 AM
by runnerup
* I thought I found Lepiota procera
Psychoslut
1,729 13 06/15/06 05:55 PM
by Psychoslut
* Macrolepiota subrhacodes? (Florida) PICS GGreatOne234 960 1 08/13/03 06:17 PM
by ToxicMan

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: ToxicMan, karode13, inski, Alan Rockefeller, TimmiT, Joust, Tmethyl
3,840 topic views. 2 members, 40 guests and 18 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Edabea
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.036 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 14 queries.