Leucoagaricus americanus

Leucoagaricus americanus

This is a saprotrophic fungi that is often found in wood chips, suffice to say this is found in human landscaped areas. Mushroom expert .com says it can be found in forested areas “acting like it belongs there.” This particular specimen was found growing in an adorable clump outside of a Mcdonalds, it was an older specimen, based on the color of the fruiting bodies. Young specimens are lighter colored.

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 CollectionDate: 9-16-18

Collector: Anna Stouffer-Hopkins

Taxonomy:

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Agaricaceae

Genus_species: Leucoagaricus americanus

Genus: Leucoagaricus

Species: americanus

 

Authority: (Peck) Vellinga 2000

Location:

Holt, Michigan USA

Latitude: 42.651603

Longitude: -84.529296

Elevation: 267 m

Habitat: Wood chips in a landscaped area

Substrate: Coming out of the ground/wood chips

Macro-Description: Brown, grown in a cluster, un attached gilled with
a stipe ring/veil, cap has wart like rings on the top

Micro-description: spores thick walled circular alone or clumped together. Two pronged basidios.

Rationale for ID: Keyed to species, morphology matches; detached gills, color and texture of the cap and the shape of the spores

 

References:

https://www.mushroomexpert.com/leucoagaricus_americanus.html

11.27.18

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