Observation 20938: Psathyrella bipellis (Quél.) A.H. Sm.

When: 2009-05-10

Collection location: Japan [Click for map]

Who: forestwander

No specimen available

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Used references: Wild Mushrooms of Tokyo (world wide web-site)

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-05-10 21:42:56 CDT (-0500)

Yeah, this looks like the P. bipellis I am familiar with!

This species has veil remnants, yes. Your collection is just a little bit exaggerated in that respect.

>I am just excited I found a Psathyrella. Yippee!

:) And one of the most attractive Psathyrella species! Psathyrella are awesome.

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By: forestwander
2009-05-10 18:58:00 CDT (-0500)

this is my reference. The pictures of bipellis show the veil remnants on the cap. I am just excited I found a Psathyrella. It’s my first find.

My camera is not very good at catching the right color. These were all more reddish than they look here.

I have all of the samples in my garage, and they are definitely the same mushroom, in my novice opinion.

I will keep going back and see if I can get a more mature specimen. Maybe that will help.

By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2009-05-10 16:48:26 CDT (-0500)

that shot of the gills is extremely crisp and focused for a camera phone.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-05-10 16:39:20 CDT (-0500)

>The P. Piluliformis pics that I saw on MO look sturdy, and nothing like
>these fellas up close.

P. piluliformis is actually more brittle compared with P. bipellis!
It is the colour difference in the first 3 photos versus the last photo that had me thinking they were different. In the first 3, the cap colour is much browner and the stem looks washed out, almost white. Also, the partial veils are unusual for P. bipellis.
In the last photo the colours look right- the cap colours vary from dark purple to pink, and the stem is fibrillose and a lighter pink than the caps.

>My phone camera is sucks.

Actually, those are excellent photos for a phone. So either you have a camera with a lot of mega pixels (which would not surprise me in Japan), or you are paying close attention to detail and holding your hand really still for the shots.
What kind of phone is it?

By: forestwander
2009-05-10 07:38:58 CDT (-0500)

The big one is the same in pictures 1,3, and 4. The other little clump were growing right next to them.

The texture and look were the same. The P. Piluliformis pics that I saw on MO look sturdy, and nothing like these fellas up close. My phone camera is sucks.

2 separate collections?
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-05-10 04:54:16 CDT (-0500)

Hey forestwander, are the first 3 photos of a different patch than the last photo? The habitat as well as the mushrooms look different…
The last photo reminds me of Psathyrella bipellis, however the first three look a lot more like P. piluliformis.

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