No Common Name Stropharia melanosperma (Fries) Quelet.  

Description:

Cap: Whitish with pale yellow center to overall pale yellow in age; convex with low umbo to flat; smooth, viscid when fresh; often with veil fragments along margin. Gills: Whitish, to gray-brown, then purple-black; close. Stalk: Whitish/yellowish; tapers up; fragile white ring radially striate above; white basal mycelium with long white rhizomorphs (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Scattered in grassy areas (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

There are 2 records in the project database.

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A Stropharia melanosperma (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Stropharia melanosperma (gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Stropharia melanosperma in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2014). Fruiting body removed from substrate showing rhizomorphs at base of stalk. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Stropharia melanosperma spores collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/7/2014). Elliptical, smooth; measured 10.6 - 12.6 X 6.8 - 7.6 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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