Observation 54886: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2010-10-02

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

On wood. Dark puple brown print.

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Recognized by sight: Veil remnants and cap texture lead me this way.

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We get plenty of
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-10-06 10:57:49 PDT (-0700)

P. candolleana here in PA. Color/shape of cap is quite variable. These may be P. candolleana; spore print may be a bit too dark though… almost black. Most of what I’ve IDed as candolleana has a pale cap. But as Kuo points out, cap color varies quite a bit, with young speccimens showing more color.


It’s likely there will be no closure regarding species for these.

Your thoughts
By: Peter Santerre
2010-10-06 10:34:11 PDT (-0700)

on P.candolleana? Not sure if they grow out there in PA (I believe they do) but it looks very similar to what I’ve had ID’ed out here in WA as such.

Some Psath
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-10-05 17:09:10 PDT (-0700)

species show white gills when young. Psath characteristics for this collection include: broadly attached gills, fragile stipe/cap, partial veil remnants clinging to cap margins, growth on wood, very dark print… brown/purple tones seen only when the slide is placed over a black background. These were from a fruiting that came just a couple days after a heavy rainfall.

Actually, P. septentrionalis as described in B/B/F “Mushrooms of NA” fits these pretty well… except for the young gills being white.

those gills
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2010-10-05 15:49:31 PDT (-0700)

are too looking white for psathyrella, wish i knew what other direction to go..

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