Green Gill Mushroom Chlorophyllum molybdites (G. Meyer) Massee  Synonyms: Green-spored Lepiota.

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

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

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)


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