Stropharia hardii G.F. Atk.
Judi T. MUOB 253327
Verbatim Date: 2016-9-21
United States, Missouri, West St. Louis
A trio fruiting at the border of a wood-chip mulch bed in suburban lawn. Largest cap: 11 cm. Stipe: 8 cm. X 1.5 cm. White rhizomorphs at base. No reaction to KOH. Obtained purplish-brown spore print. Though the stipe on this specimen lacks a ring, I feel it's a good match for this ID. Since the specimen is a bit on the old side it may have lost its ring, leaving only faint evidence of a ring zone, below which the stipe is covered with very tiny dark brown scales.
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: b3dcb949-a8e0-4d6b-9fd6-e30f74facb7d