Observation 198074: Psathyrella spadicea (Schaeff.) Singer

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: 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 16:26:53 PST (-0800)

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 15:40:07 PST (-0800)

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