Related taxa. Focus stack based on 125 images, assembled in Zerene Stacker (Dmap & Pmax), treated in GIMP and Lightroom, not cropped. Leratiomyces ceres is an attractive small reddish-brown mushroom common in Bay Area parks but rare in natural woodlands. Basidia: clavate, 30 – 40 × 8 – 14 μm, four spored. Gills: pale olivaceous yellow, quickly darkening as the spores mature. Leratiomyces ceres, commonly known as the Redlead Roundhead, is mushroom which has a bright red to orange cap and dark purple-brown spore deposit.It is usually found growing gregariously on wood chips and is one of the most common and most distinctive mushrooms found in that habitat. This latest spore print looks more like what I'd expect from a species of Leratiomyces. More like this. Redlead Roundhead . Looks like you've got at least two different species growing in those wood chips. Sporeprint purple-brown. All I am coming across is Leratiomyces and similar. Also I was wondering, are P.Subs the most common (only) active mushrooms in this area? It has an orange-red slimy cap with white velar remnants along the edge. The previous photos of the lighter spore print likely represent a species of either Hebeloma or Psathyrella. Stropharia aurantiaca) growing on wood chips. L. ceres has red and orange shades on its cap, grows exclusively in wood mulch, and usually does not grow in dense clusters. Previously known as Stropharia aurantiaca or Hypholoma aurantiaca. Leratiomyces ceres. Whitish to yellowish mycelial threads often appear at the base. Spore print is purplish black. You can get a lot of good info from a scope that magnifies to 400x. Found in various natural habitats, but it is also very common on woodchip mulch in suburban gardens, often in large numbers. 1/7/2018. Unlike the greenish spore print of the poisonous Chlorophyllum molybdites, ... Leratiomyces ceres (Strophariaceae) Leratiomyces ceres (syn. Images. Leratiomyces ceres is reported to be poisonous. Spores: ellipsoid; 11 – 13 × 6 – 7.5 µm. In my experience, Leratiomyces ceres can also be confused with H. sublateritium . Leratiomyces ceres - Oranjerode stropharia. Leratiomyces ceres. Never eat mushrooms unless you have purchased them. Pleurocystidia: fusoid, ventricose, with dark contents which turn yellow in … WARNING: Mushrooms here are probably identified incorrectly. It also has a brown spore print, as opposed to the purple-brown spores of the Brick Cap. Stem is hollow, 3 to 10cms tall, dry, with hairy scales. Spore print of shaggy parasol mushroom (Lepiota rhacodes). Return To Wayne's Word Fungus Page. Over 100 fruiting bodies in regularly irrigated, two month old, mixed mulch at Elizabeth Way, Tustin, Orange County. Look-alikes. Spore print grayishh/black. Initially white, the stem matures with orange or brown colouration. The spores are blackishbrown with a purple tint. 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