Observation 114599: Psathyrella candolleana (Fr.) Maire
When: 2012-10-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on rocky ground near path, probably on buried woody debris.
Spore print purplish brown and spores ~ 7.0-9.0 X 3.5-5.0 microns, smooth with a germ pore, which was not prominent.
Abundant Cheilocystia, mostly narrowly utriform in the range of 35-50 X 10-13 microns. Did Not see Pleurocystidia.
The safest ID here would be Psathyrella condolleana.
However, the cap discs on these were more reddish than usual(and retained that color) so I’m donning a splitters cap for this one time without a lot of conviction.

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Used references: The North American Species of Psathyrella by Alexander Smith

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By: Byrain
2012-10-27 11:20:20 PDT (-0700)

I think this cinnamon-brown looks distinctly different from your honey colored caps and I would describe your veil remnants as pallid or whitish, not pallid/whitish to buffy tan. Look at the pins towards the left in my first picture, you’ll definitely see the buffy tan veil. :)
Outside of that, P. candolleana and P. hymenocephala are quite similar microscopically, both should be rather variable.

Not that I have strong feelings
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2012-10-27 11:11:42 PDT (-0700)

about my initial ID Byrain, but my cinnamon-brown doesn’t look much different from your cinnamon-brown and whitish is a tiny subjective step from pallid.

P. hymenocephala
By: Byrain
2012-10-27 10:55:26 PDT (-0700)

should have a cinnamon-brown cap and the outer veil remnants should be pallid to buffy tan. See observation 104394 for an example.

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