Stropharia hardii G.F. Atk.
Judi T. MUOB 276767
Verbatim Date: 2017-5-16
United States, Missouri, Maryland Heights, Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, Out n Back Trail
A solitary specimen fruiting on woody debris in oak-hickory woods. Cap: 8 cm., remnants of partial veil on margin. Stipe: 7.5 cm. X 1 cm., no ring found but ring zone is visible, enlarged at base and with white mycelium. Obtained purple-brown spore print. KOH on cap: brown. I have found this species a few times in residential woodchip mulch, but this is the first time I have found it in the woods. It Keys out to Stropharia hardii but looks slightly different than the ones I have seen in the neighborhood; thus my Confidence Level is not the highest.
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 29073d54-d703-4da7-b948-96c9b3316a9e