Collection location: Christchurch Park, Ipswich, Suffolk, England [Click for map]
Group of little brown mushrooms growing on weedy wood-chipped soil.
Caps about 4 cm across, shallowly conical/bell-shaped, light date-brown, striate/grooved with white velar remains at margin.
Dark grey close-spaced maybe-adnexed gills with two tiers on shorter gills, which look like they could be forks, with lighter edges.
White stem about 6 cm long, about 4 mm diameter with white flakes towards top.
After a few days indoors, the mushroom dried tough buff-colour without melting to ink.
Spore print black, Spores in KOH were dark grey/brown, oval with large apical germ pore, finely patterned, 10.5-12.5 × 6-7.5 microns (based on 25 spores).
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I forgot you are in Europe, not sure if the North American key I gave you will help…
And Psathyrella is a genera which really needs thorough microscopy to proceed in many cases. :)
Then spore sizes from Michael Jordan’s book itself:
P corrugis 11-13 × 6.5-7
P pseudogracilis 11.5-16.5 × 5.5-7.5
From this I’m thinking P pseudogracilis is the best fit?
Though honestly I’m not even sure of the genus!
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