Observation 218180: Psathyrella conissans (Peck) A.H. Sm.

When: 2015-10-08

Collection location: Montreat, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Terri Clements/Donna Fulton (pinonbistro)

No specimen available


clustered in crotch at base of hardwood
pinkish brown cap with paler margin
pinkish gills and white hollow stem
hollow white stem and thin brownish flesh in cap
reddish pink spore deposit
hygrophanous cap fading to pale tan
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 19:14:44 CDT (-0500)

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.


Spore print color…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-10-08 22:39:40 CDT (-0500)

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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