Observation 92222: Deconica (W.G. Sm.) P. Karst.
When: 2012-04-07
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Fruiting in multiple dense(cespitose) clusters along a wooded bark mulch trail.

Very thick pellicle- note image 3.

Temp: 60, sunny.

Initially thought this to be Kuehneromyces, Deconica or Galerina. Upon spore printing and finding PURPLE BROWN spore print, in addition to a distinct gelatinous pellicle I would say this is a possible Psilocybe species. Growing caespitose from a woodchip trailside. NO VEIL. See notes beneath new images..

HERBARIUM SPECIMENS AVAILABLE. Can’t seem to key this one out!

Anyone interested in running DNA for these???

Images

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Very hairy(hirsute) dark stem- fading to white upon drying.
no distinct bluing reaction. Some stems hooked at base.
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Gills attached to stem.
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Holding entire fruiting body by thick pellicle on cap.
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Fruiting from woodchips in predominantly Douglas fir(2nd. growth) forest near the evergreen state college.
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Very small fruiting bodies. .5-1.5cm caps for most specimens.
Largest cap collected at full maturity was 3cm.
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Very small fruiting bodies. .5-1.5cm caps for most specimens.
Largest cap collected at full maturity was 3cm.
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Spore print: Deep purple brown.
Largest specimen’s cap- 2.5cm wide. Most caps .5-1.5cm. drying buff and shiny. Very prominent pellicle on fresh specimens(note image #3 from field observations).
Stem: 1-3cm long- hirstute, covered in hundreds of brownish scales. Stem dark initially, fading ...
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Spore print: Deep purple brown.
Largest specimen’s cap- 2.5cm wide. Most caps .5-1.5cm. drying buff and shiny. Very prominent pellicle on fresh specimens(note image #3 from field observations).
Stem: 1-3cm long- hirstute, covered in hundreds of brownish scales. Stem dark initially, fading ...
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Spore print: Deep purple brown.
Largest specimen’s cap- 2.5cm wide. Most caps .5-1.5cm. drying buff and shiny. Very prominent pellicle on fresh specimens(note image #3 from field observations).
Stem: 1-3cm long- hirstute, covered in hundreds of brownish scales. Stem dark initially, fading ...
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Very small fruiting bodies. .5-1.5cm caps for most specimens.
Largest cap collected at full maturity was 3cm.
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Very small fruiting bodies. .5-1.5cm caps for most specimens.
Largest cap collected at full maturity was 3cm.
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Very small fruiting bodies. .5-1.5cm caps for most specimens.
Largest cap collected at full maturity was 3cm.
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Spores oval shaped/purple.
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Spores oval shaped/purple.
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Spores oval shaped/purple.

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very cool
By: maynardjameskeenan
2012-04-14 14:35:10 CDT (-0400)

I think you might have found a new species, exciting stuff.

commentary
By: lightworkerpeace (gsharpnolack)
2012-04-14 14:00:27 CDT (-0400)

I would safeguard Alan’s genus recommendation, but its also helpful to further your examination:
1. Get a 10x magnifying lamp or glass and look over the bases of each specimen.
2. Try to wiggle out fresh specimens with the base (and attached primordia) in pristine condition – examine for bluing
3. Water this patch if you think it could yield more and its worthwhile

Species description request
By: lightworkerpeace (gsharpnolack)
2012-04-08 05:40:33 CDT (-0400)

Any details?

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