Observation 191878: Simocybe P. Karst.

When: 2014-12-05

Collection location: Lone Star Boat Ramp and Park, Morris Co., Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: L G Price (LG_Price)

No specimen available

Wood growing LBM.

Growing on a hardwood branch.

large cap – 1 cm
button cap – 2 mm
no liquid when broken
skin on cap does not peel
white mycelium

Stipe – fibrous outside. Flexible, more fleshy (brown) inside.

Gills – stained dark brown.

Smell – mild mushroom.

Cortina, cobweb-like, can be seen on the button and around the edge of the mature cap edges and over the gills.


After wood is broken away to show the entire mushroom
Before wood is broken away

Proposed Names

-45% (2)
Used references: internet
61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: on wood, finely textured cap, greenish-olive colors

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-12-05 15:06:33 PST (-0800)


My monitor is calibrated
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-12-05 13:31:58 PST (-0800)

we’re just perceiving and naming the color differently.
I’m not basing my identification solely on the color. I’m pretty confident that this is not a Psathyrella, and I think Simocybe is very likely.

color affected by monitor calibration
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-12-05 13:01:47 PST (-0800)

Color calibration of monitors is needed to accurately judge color.

All I can tell you is that I shoot using a standard sRGB color profile. I checked my own color monitor for correctness against known colors although I haven’t used a color calibration spider. What I see on my monitor represents what I saw in the field. I did slightly change the color temperature to offset the blue tints from being in shady conditions. This gives slightly warmer tones – This is what happens if you set your camera to offset for being in shady light. I like to do it myself so it isn’t overdone. People “like” warmer tones and some cameras overdo it.

The mushrooms showed no “olive” tone. So for ID if you are basing on the “olive” you see on your monitor, that’s not correct information. You might want to check your monitor against color charts. Also, a good way is to get a standard grey card, photograph it and then see if you monitor matches it.

Whatever you want to call it
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2014-12-05 12:40:44 PST (-0800)

the color in the small caps in the last three photos (which I’d call dark olive green) is suggestive of Simocybe

No Olive Green
By: L G Price (LG_Price)
2014-12-05 12:29:22 PST (-0800)

There was NO olive-green color.

The cap was reddish brown with maybe a little warm yellow tone but not much. Also the button was dark grayish brown.

Created: 2014-12-05 12:17:20 PST (-0800)
Last modified: 2014-12-05 20:41:07 PST (-0800)
Viewed: 67 times, last viewed: 2017-06-19 09:55:07 PDT (-0700)
Show Log