Observation 166114: Psathyrella candolleana (Fr.) Maire
When: 2014-05-29
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing in composted Italian spruce-pine sawdust, branch-tips, bark in backyard raspberry patch. This tree was introduced as a seedling Christmas-tree in a pot, with spruce-type foliage. After out-planting, the foliage changed to pine, with 2-3 needles per bundle, forming at the base of each spruce needle.

Gills are dull off-brown to blackish, stipe white, cap variously zoned and colored, as shown.

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In situ. Notice larger wood on ground.
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Gills stain chocolate-black when bruised.
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Cap 2.5-3 inches across (6.5-7.5cm).
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In situ.
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Fungal mycophagy by slugs.
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