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Murrill

Agaricus colubrinus Pers. (= Lepiota clypeolaria)

Description:

This is a less common picture of an immature Murrill. Not recommended edible.

Habitat:

Found in the Gasquet mountainous area, it Northern California up by Little Jones Creek Road amongst Douglas Fir, Tan Oak and moist woodlands.

Notes:

Current status Following some discussion over the type species,[10] Lepiota has now been conserved under the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants, typified by Agaricus colubrinus Pers. (= Lepiota clypeolaria).[11] Recent molecular research, based on cladistic analysis of DNA sequences, suggests that the morphological concept of Lepiota s.s. (sensu stricto = in the strict or narrow sense) is soundly based.[5][12][13] The name "Lepiota" is derived from the Greek λεπις (= "scale") + οὖς (= "ear").[14]

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3 Comments

shebebusynow
shebebusynow 2 years ago

So interesting to see how nature diverges: We don't see this Lepiota on the central Oregon coast, though we have a similar one with a smooth stipe. They also are pretty much out of season here now. Looks like it's Mushroom Season in the redwoods eh?

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 years ago

Awesome! Compare to Lepiota magnispora.

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

A very pretty, and a very colorful photo....

Tera2
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Tera2

California, USA

Spotted on Mar 22, 2018
Submitted on Mar 22, 2018

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