Observation 130456: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2013-03-18

Collection location: Tustin, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)

No specimen available

In well-irrigated lawn next to urban street.
Cap cracks readily when bent.

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Recognized by sight
28% (1)
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No sweet smell – one more young image
By: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)
2013-03-20 18:20:57 CDT (-0400)

Collected more today. Very fresh ones have no discernible sweet smell and do have white remnants around margin. I am adding one image of young specimen now.

The smell & color
By: Byrain
2013-03-19 23:13:09 CDT (-0400)

Fade quickly in my experience and your new image leaves me unsure as well. :)

No Sweet Smell and another image of young one
By: Joanne (ExplorerDJ)
2013-03-19 22:59:46 CDT (-0400)

I still have the specimens and get no sweet smell, although it has been 28 hrs since picking now.
Uploaded one additional photo of young one with stipe.
I will return to location tomorrow and see if more have fruited..

Can you get
By: Byrain
2013-03-19 21:52:56 CDT (-0400)

more pictures of young non-faded specimens? Is the outer-veil on the cap surface rusty colored? This could be faded P. hymenocephala or maybe just P. candolleana. The versions of these species I find in CA in urban environments don’t differ microscopically in any obvious way, only macroscopically. P. candolleana with a pallid outer-veil and honey/brown colored cap when young and P. hymenocephala with a pallid to rusty outer veil and a cinnamon colored cap when young that quickly fades to colors similar to P. candolleana. I also get a maple syrup odor similar to candy caps from P. hymenocephala and not P. candolleana, but this is not mentioned in Smith’s Psathyrella book.

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