Name: Lepiota cristata
Authority: (Bolton) P. Kumm. 1871
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 10/2/2005
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 112
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: 038.654 N
Longitude: 090.065 W
City: Collinsville
County: St. Clair
State: Illinois
Site location: Monks Mounds
Habitat: bottomland - swamp
Moisture conditions: very moist
Substrate: leaf - mold
Reference document: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms - 1981
Author:Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN No: 0-394-51992-2
Page no:517
Spore length: 5 - 7 microns
Spore width: 3 - 4 microns
Spore color: clear
Spore texture: smooth, thin walled
Spore shape: bicornute, one oil droplet at times
Spore print color: white
Chemical reaction: n/d
The smell of the gills is like rubber (not pleasant). The white veil is evanescent (sometimes disappears) and other times forming a thin, fragile, median to superior ring on the stalk (note the "Bi-lateral Photo". The mushroom half way down on the far right side). Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) combined with the 2015 DNA analysis confirmed that this specimen is Lepiota cristata.

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