Green Gill Mushroom Chlorophyllum molybdites (G. Meyer) Massee    Synonyms: Green-spored Lepiota.
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Agaricaceae   >   Genus Chlorophyllum   

Status:

Found solitary, in groups, or in fairy rings in lawns, meadows, and gardens.

Description:

Cap: White, covered with large pinkish-brown patches; slowly stains reddish or brown; margin with partial veil remnants; flesh white. Gills: White becoming greenish or gray-green in age, stain yellow-brown; close. Stalk: Whitish, staining brown; cylindrical, tapers up; superior fringed white ring (brown on underside in age); hollow (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 79 records in the project database.

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A Green Gill Mushroom in Howard Co., Maryland (9/8/2008). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/28/2020). (c) Thom Unger, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Thom Unger via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom growing in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/16/2018). Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

A Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/29/2019). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom (mature fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/29/2019). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

A Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/29/2019). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/29/2017). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/4/2017). (c) Serenella Linares, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Serenella Linares via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom growing in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/22/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom (gills and stalk with ring) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/28/2020). (c) aagnelly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by aagnelly via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/28/2020). (c) aagnelly, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by aagnelly via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores of Green Gill Mushroom in Howard Co., Maryland (8/21/2016). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom (close-up of ring) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/5/2011). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom (mature gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (8/30/2009). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/29/2016). (c) Tim Guida, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Tim Guida via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/4/2017). (c) Serenella Linares, some rights reserved (CC BY). Photo by Serenella Linares via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Green Gill Mushroom specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/14/2008). Elliptical, smooth; measured 8.5-9.5 X 6.3-7.1 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/10/2020). (c) Doug Storey, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Doug Storey via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/14/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/21/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/14/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/14/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Frederick Co., Maryland (9/25/2018). (c) alexphotos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by alexphotos via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (7/14/2020). (c) lucymcfadden, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by lucymcfadden via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Howard Co., Maryland (8/21/2016). (c) Joanne and Robert Solem, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/26/2020). (c) tylerdoggett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by tylerdoggett via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/27/2020). (c) Bill Watkins, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Bill Watkins via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/26/2020). (c) tylerdoggett, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by tylerdoggett via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/27/2020). (c) phillipthomp5, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by phillipthomp5 via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/13/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)

Green Gill Mushroom in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/13/2018). (c) mmn noriko, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by mmn_noriko via iNaturalist. (MBP list)


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