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Agaricus colubrinus Pers. (= Lepiota clypeolaria)


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


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


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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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 2 years ago

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

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California, USA

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

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