Observation 198074: Psathyrella spadicea (Schaeff.) Singer
When: 2015-02-03

Notes: Growing on the ground in mixed woods, and heavy with old logging debris.
Caps up to 5.5 cm across, dry and smooth.
Odor not distinctive.
Spore print brown.
Spores ~ 8.0-9.1 X 4.8-5.0 microns, oblong and smooth.
Lots of gill cystidia, up to 65 X 17 microns, rostrate to broadly lageniform, most with thick-walled apices and some with encrustations.

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Recognized by sight
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Recognized by sight: Brown-spored mushrooms in clusters, a “Psathyrella”, but more fibrous-fleshy, robust, cystidia with crystal-encrusted apices.

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It does look like my MO164671
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2015-02-04 19:26:53 EST (-0500)

which can apparently also be called Rhodopsathyrella spadicea.
I did also see some inflated cells on the gill edge.
Mushroom Hobby website also has a similar looking collection.

genus suggestion other than Cortinarius?
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2015-02-04 18:40:07 EST (-0500)

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