[Mycology] Re: Help identify this mushroom

emilsson from scs.uiuc.edu via mycology%40net.bio.net (by emilsson from scs.uiuc.edu)
Sat Nov 29 22:57:52 EST 2008

The mushroom in the picture is Lepiota rachodes. "Green spore lepiotas" (aka 
Chlorophyllum molybdites) have that name because their spores are green. 
When "they are young" they have no spores, green or otherwise, so the gills 
are white...
BTW, dip the caps in beat up egg, bread crumbs, and fry them in olive 
oil...good eatin'... 

Sdraeger writes: 

> On Nov 8, 9:28 am, bonevvv <bone... from hotmail.com> wrote:
>> This mushroom has grown out of my dracena at home. Please help me identifying
>> it.http://picasaweb.google.com/bonevvv/Mushroom1# 
>> Thanks a lot
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> I am no expert, but the closest thing I could find in my
> identification book and online is the Green-spored Lepiota which when
> young can have white spores.  It is apparently commonly mistaken for
> the Shaggy parasol and therefore one of the most common mushrooms
> involved in mushroom poisoning. Once again, I am not even close to
> being an expert, but I found one like it in my book and checked some
> stuff online and that was the closest I could find, the shaggy parasol
> or lepiota rachodes seems to be more of a buff or tan color, and it
> becomes pink or saffron when bruised. 
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