Observation 6295: Psathyrella spadicea group
When: 2008-02-03
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Same critter that I collected last week, but in better shape. In same locale, too. Again, fruiting at the base of a tree.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-02-05 14:19:09 CST (-0500)

Yeah, these do look Pluteus like, with the pinkish gills. But having seen the first collection, and knowing how chocolate brown the gills turn, the pink gills seem consistent with a younger collection.
Kinda like how Agaricus start out with pink gills that turn dark brown.
Really great to have a habitat shot this time!!

It’s a psath.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-02-05 10:44:46 CST (-0500)

The gills can look pretty pink in youth, but in truth those spores are dark chocolate brown. I have an excellant collection, and they are on the dryer. They are yours for the asking, Erin. I am curious about this guy, maybe you and your fellow taxo folks can put a name to it!

Any chance it’s a Pluteus?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2008-02-05 09:35:50 CST (-0500)

Those gills look pretty pink to me. Of course the spore color will easily separate the two (dark brown or black for Psathyrella, pink for Pluteus).

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-02-05 05:42:08 CST (-0500)

Oh cool! Save them too! I am working on collecting some of the odd ball Psathyrella, and plan to work with them in the future. I still have the one from the fair.

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