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False parasol

Chlorophyllum molybdites

Description:

This mushroom, also called the Green-spored Lepiota, was one of several that have been growing in the lawn all summer. My daughter's family knew I was coming and would be interested so mowed around it. It measured 14 cm across the dome on September 19 (foto #2-3), 22 cm on September 21 (fotos 1, 4-5), and 24 cm before collapsing on September 24 (foto # 6). It was also over 12.5 cm tall. The gills look like they are free and the stipe has a ring. It is supposed to be easy to identify if you have a mature specimen since it has a distinctive greenish spore print (whatever that means). I have no idea if this has it or not.

Habitat:

These mushrooms grow in lawns and parks all across North Ameria. This one was growing on a lawn in Grand Island, NE (560 masl) in late September.

Notes:

I really have no idea what this is but fits all the descriptions I could find for Chlorophyllum molybdites. I had never seen a mushroom "turn flat" but that is the wording used to describe this species in Audubon's Field Guide to Mushrooms. I am incredibly unsure of the scientific name so, while perhaps not being eternally grateful if someone could check it out for me, I would appreciate it for a really long time 😊 Trivia: It is the most commonly consumed poisonous mushroom in North America.

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Tukup
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Tukup

Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Spotted on Sep 19, 2019
Submitted on Oct 4, 2019

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