The White ‘King Stropharia’ – Stropharia atroferruginea?

Dave up in NNSW was finding these ‘King Stropharia/Stropharia rugosoannulata’ growing in cow manure that were often white or bone in colour.

The collection was sequenced and the results at that time were equivocal and confusing – it seems likely that they were not actually Stropharia rugosoannulata but despite asking some BLASTn wizzes for advice we were none the wiser.

However two new sequences from Pakistan of a new species – Stropharia atroferruginea – seemed a reasonably close match which at least suggest these may not be rugosoannulata.

Edibility? Unknown… All photos: Dave

The White 'King Stropharia' - Stropharia atroferruginea?
The White 'King Stropharia' - Stropharia atroferruginea?
The White 'King Stropharia' - Stropharia atroferruginea?
The White 'King Stropharia' - Stropharia atroferruginea?
The White 'King Stropharia' - Stropharia atroferruginea?

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