Observation 72791: Psathyrella candolleana (Fr.) Maire
When: 2011-07-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Was found under a birch tree, in an open area. I didn’t find it to be too fragile, but maybe because it was young and hydrated after a good rain.

The cap was a fawn color at the very top and got lighter as it went down to the bottom.

The gills were a light lilac color and it appeared the mushrooms were still young as the veil remnants were attached to the cap and the stem was “scurfy”.

The stem was described in the book as shiny and was not, making me doubt a bit my guess, but I’ll stick with it!

I took the specimen home, but didn’t take spore samples until late. Not sure if you can take samples after a cap has dried out, but I did it anyway! I rehydrated the cap, put it on white paper and got a sample of a dark brown/violet.

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Used references: “A field guide to mushrooms and their relatives” Listed as Fragile Cap, Mushroomexpert.com, mycoweb.com

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