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Old Sep 25, 2006, 5:37 am   #1
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Need help with ID. Thanks in advance
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 9:48 am   #2
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By gosh stever, I found one of those just last week. A beautiful woodland agaric I presumed with that reddish/pinkish blush around the margin. Mine looked somewhat better than yours as far as age.
Later after a spore print and ID, I'm still stumped, coming up with perhaps Agaricus subrufescens. But I really don't think so due to the lack of dark brown scales on the pileus.
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 11:08 am   #3
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Thanks for the input. I made the mistake of not picking it to do a spore print. I was already a bit overwhelmed by the others I picked to eat or to study. These were not in abundance. BTW spore prints sure do teach us a lot as you know. I picked parasols from 2 different areas. One left a white spore print, the other a green. Looks very similar. The green spored lepiota has the cap without the brown patching in these samples
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 12:04 pm   #4
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stever, that is an excellent example of two of the "look-alikes"
I have not found Chlorophyllum molybdites yet, but have found the shaggy parasol many times, but only in one location. Happy Trails mentioned that even the green spored lepiota will bruise saffron when the stem is cut, which truly is something to think about.
The patch of shaggy parasols is prolific, and I'd hate to think that a green spored lepiota could sneak in amongst them. Has anyone ever found Chlorophyllum molybdites in the woods, or are they always in grassy areas?
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 4:18 pm   #5
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I find the Audubon to be quite misleading; regarding the look-a-like section of the description for C. molybdites. I seems to highly suggest the Green-spored's stem does not change to the saffron orangish color that L. rachodes does. I personally was thrown off by that key when I found my first green-spored. The gills were pristine white and the stem turns a brilliant orange shortly after being cut. Still something just didn't seem right, so I took the spore print and was very much surprized at the result - sickly looking green. This is a good case for owning more than one field guide and using them all to cross reference - check out D. Arora's "All that the rain...."; pg 92; Other Features - "...cut flesh staining orangish, reddish, brownish, or not at all."

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Agaricus placoyces or Agaricus praeclaresquamosus, I would venture mike
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 6:52 pm   #7
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Thanks Miker. I am now betting on Agaricus placomyces
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I agree. Good job miker.
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Old Sep 27, 2006, 5:54 pm   #9
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Stever.

That is an amazing pic of the two 'look alikes' with their spore sprints. I appreciate your posting it.

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