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Megacollybia rodmani
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Megacollybia rodmani

Common Name: Platterful Mushroom

Synonyms: Megacollybia platyphylla, Tricholomopsis platyphylla, Oudemansiella platyphylla, Collybia platyphylla; Species Fungorum

Substrate: Wood or Buried Wood

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: White

Gill Color: Whitish 

Comments: 

This mushroom starts to come out in the late spring and can continue on through the fall. It is likely one of the largest mushrooms that you will see out in the spring time. It can grow directly from wood, but can also appear to be growing terrestrially on occasion from buried wood. Look for notched gills and the brown color to the cap. There are also commonly rhizomorphs attached to the base of the mushroom.

There is a second variety called M. rodmani form murina that has a gray cap and a shorter, stout stem. It is pictured below as well.

Lookalikes:  

Clitocybula lacerata is smaller.

Pictures:

Megacollybia rodmanii

Megacollybia rodmanii

Megacollybia rodmanii

6/4/10 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Megacollybia rodmanii

6/5/10 - Brown County State Park - Nashville, IN

Megacollybia rodmanii

5/23/12 - Leonard Springs - Bloomington, IN

 

Megacollybia rodmani form murina

Megacollybia rodmani f murina

Megacollybia rodmani f murina

5/24/13 - Winslow Woods - Bloomington, IN

Megacollybia rodmani f murina

This is the gray variety. Form murina.

8/26/12 - Summit Lake State Park - New Castle, IN