Observation 218180: Psathyrella conissans (Peck) A.H. Sm.
When: 2015-10-08
No herbarium specimen

Images

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clustered in crotch at base of hardwood
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pinkish brown cap with paler margin
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pinkish gills and white hollow stem
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hollow white stem and thin brownish flesh in cap
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reddish pink spore deposit
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hygrophanous cap fading to pale tan
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reddish brown gills

Proposed Names

-11% (2)
Recognized by sight: brownish cap with paler margin, thin brown flesh, pink gills, white hollow stem, mild odor and taste, clustered at the base of a living hardwood—may be terrestrial
31% (2)
Recognized by sight

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Thanks Christian and Dave for the proposals.
By: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)
2015-10-09 17:14:44 PDT (-0700)

I’ve added new photos showing the reddish pink spore deposit and the hygrophanous cap which fades from red brown to pale tan. Those characters in combination with the clustered growth and white hollow rigid stems are a good fit for Psathyrella, specifically P. conissans as describe by D. Arora and R. Phillips. Exciting to find. Upload new photos.

Terri

Spore print color…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-08 20:39:40 PDT (-0700)

will likely not settle this, as P. conissans has a pink print. A microscopic view of the spores would immediately either support/eliminate Entoloma from consideration.

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