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A leathery find
    #955487 - 10/12/02 06:59 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)



This mushroom was found in a yard
Very large about 8 inch across cap
Brown spore print
Hollow stem
Bruising brown
Standing about 7 to 8 inch high
Very leathery and supple feel to the cap
Smells like cut grass

This caught my eye as I was driving by my neighbors yard went back later to snatch it.
Any ideas?


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Re: A leathery find [Re: gregre]
    #955670 - 10/12/02 08:59 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)

Thats a Lepoita of some kind, fo sheezy mah neezy. Don't know what species it is though.


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Re: A leathery find [Re: gregre]
    #955720 - 10/12/02 09:25 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)

Did you actually make a spore print or did you guess spore color from the color of the gills? Your photos appear to show a mushroom with free, distant gills (there aren't that many mushrooms with this feature) which are marginate (darker on the edges than the faces).

Overall appearance and size suggest that it's an aged Lepiota.

The cap doesn't look very scaly. Are those scales or warts on the cap (warts should easitly rub off)? If they're warts, look closely at the stem base to see if there could be a volva. Another possibility is a well aged Amanita (of one of the types which bruise).

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Re: A leathery find [Re: ToxicMan]
    #957094 - 10/13/02 04:02 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)

i didn't guess at spores and they are scales on the top. This is a young mush compared to the others. The others were full bloom and flat fully extended gills. The cap felt like a piece of deer leather. Real soft.


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Re: A leathery find [Re: gregre]
    #958087 - 10/13/02 10:53 PM (16 years, 2 months ago)



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Re: A leathery find [Re: gregre]
    #958522 - 10/14/02 01:10 AM (16 years, 2 months ago)

Please don't take my question about whether you'd actually done a spore print as an accusation. A lot of people guess on spore print color based on gill color (and I've seen some very experienced mycologists do it).

Given free gills, a brown spore print, a prominent ring on the stem, and a scaly cap I'd have to say it must be an Agaricus. There aren't a lot of Agaricus which get that big. The closest match there is Agaricus xanthodermus, which is a common, poisonous Agaricus in lawns. If that's what it is then it is a fairly old specimen. The leathery texture and scaliness of the cap would be result of it drying out in age.


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Re: A leathery find [Re: SaltyBasket]
    #961315 - 10/15/02 12:11 AM (16 years, 2 months ago)

in reference to the above pic: dad!? ho my god youre like soooo embarrasing me.


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