Observation 215789: Parasola conopilus (Fr.) Örstadius & E. Larss.
When: 2015-06-08
(42.2257° -82.9961° 188m)

Notes:
restored tall grass prairie

growing from soil amongst moss
cap: brown, striate, cylindrical-conical, a little wet/ shiny
gills: close, brown, free
stipe: white, mostly smooth

specimen was destroyed for sequencing before learned to measure spores properly =(

Species Lists

Images

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fresh dissection scope side
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lots of plain brown spores and what may be a cluster of cystidia
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gill cell texture (and spores)
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base of stem a little rougher
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cap top (note how striate)
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cap underside (note gills free and close) (lighting makes gills appear lighter than reality)
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in situ with moss and grass litter
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in situ – soil upturned to see side (overexposed lighting)

Proposed Names

48% (3)
Recognized by sight: The cap seems to be plicate, rather than striate. Also the stipe seems to be too transluscent for Conocybe, imo.
47% (2)
Used references: Partial ITS sequence of 783bp (other parts have indels) blasts to this species e.g. 84% query cover 99% identity for Accession KR869775 (MICH:232900) from Powers and James 2015
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/...
56% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: My fully assembled sequence (edge of 18S SSU through ITS and a chunk of 28S LSU) returns nearest matches for a strain and voucher of this species – FJ755216 and DQ389725

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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Sequences
By: Chris Hay (hayfield)
2017-01-27 21:21:16 GMT (+0000)

If anyone is following this and my other specimens, I am in the process of fine tuning some IDs before submission to GenBank. Once the sequences are on GenBank with an accession number I will add these to the observations so others can blast in future.

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