What mushroom is it ?
David W. Fischer -- www.fischer.nu
basidium at aol.com
Sat May 6 05:57:07 EST 2000
>I cultured a bed of mixed hardwood chips outdoors with Stropharia
>rugosa-annulata two years ago, and some other mushroom has come up this
>spring. I have tried to key it without much success to this point. It grows
>in clusters on the wood chips. The mushrooms are a tawny color. Has a light
>brown spore print, is veiled, leaving a ragged lookig annulus . The stems
> about 8 mm. at maturity. The stalk is centered on the cap, but turns off
>center lower as it enters substrate. The cap is smooth, not viscid when
> Gills appear to be notched ( this is kind of confusing character to me,
>does one look at young specimens or old ?), the gills where they meet the
>continue as raised segments on the stem for about 4mm or so, but also look
>somewhat notched where they meet the stem. They have pulled away from the
>at maturity. The stem has a solid outer portion but the interior apppears
>a pithy core. Any ideas on this one, I can try and get a picture of it if
>needed. I am thinking cortinariaceae or strophariaceae ? I would appreciate
>your thoughts. I fried up like three of them, they taste quite good.
>Probably not the brightest thing to have done at his point, but I ruled out
>Galerina and Amanitas. Thanks, Kevin
Consider genus Agrocybe*---especially A. acericola---they are a common and
typically abundant part of the "woodchip mycoflora."
David W. Fischer
Coauthor, "Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America" and
"Mushrooms of Northeastern North America"
E-mail: basidium at aol.com
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