Project Noah

Project Noah is a tool to explore and document wildlife and a platform to harness the power of citizen scientists everywhere.

Join Project Noah Today

Mystery Mushroom A - Older specimen


Saw this on my way to Prospect Park, at a residence on Crown St and New York Ave. There were a bunch of these, most of them in decay or having been munched on. The next pic, Mystery Mushroom A - young specimen, was the most intact specimen I could find. The older specimen (picture) goes all upturned, gills are white and attached, stem is stout and white and hollow at least at the bottom. The top is tan but the young specimen is sorta pale yellow and slimy. I picked a few and tried to get spore print but they were in such bad shape. Only the young specimen gave a little bit of a spore print which seemed white or at least light colored but didn't deposit enough spores for me to be certain of color, but definitely light. My first guess was the fried chicken mushroom but the margin is striated not totally smooth, so then I don't know!


grassy lawn in Crown Heights of Brooklyn

No species ID suggestions

New York City, New York, USA

Lat: 40.67, Long: -73.95

Spotted on Jun 15, 2010
Submitted on Jun 15, 2010

Related spottings

Mystery Mushroom D from before, older specimen, suspected Psathyrella candolleana complex (pic 1 of 2) Mystery Mushroom A - Young Specimen

Nearby spottings

Mystery Mushroom A - Young Specimen Mushroom Reddening Lepiota, Lepiota americana  Spring Agaricus (Agaricus bitorquis)?