Observation 141857: Protostropharia semiglobata (Batsch) Redhead, Moncalvo & Vilgalys

When: 2013-07-11

Collection location: Grasslands National Park, Saskatchewan, Canada [Click for map]

49.1628° -107.5036° 765m

Who: Chris Hay (hayfield)

Specimen available

West Block GNP between Ecotour Road and Timbergulch Black-Tailed Prairie Dog Colony

Growing on Bison dung in wet grassy area
Distinct cap appearance (flat concave, middle darker and outside lighter fading, hygrophanous)
mottled gills
could not get spore print, but maybe black (based on residue on stem)
slight black ring on stem
caps somewhat sticky, peelable

Any help with ID greatly appreciated

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more common than I thought
By: Chris Hay (hayfield)
2013-08-05 12:09:41 PDT (-0700)

Protostropharia semiglobata may be more common in the park that I thought… I guess the cap has some variability. The dark surface on the one young cap is probably spore dust off the taller one pulled out from beside it. Do the caps ever go into a convex shape in age? I found other ones like that and wonder if they are the same (they seemed to be identical, just clearly older/ ragged and with wide open convex caps).

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