Observation 97198: Panaeolina foenisecii (Pers.) Maire

When: 2012-06-13

Collection location: Ellicott City, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Cory Zanker (cz27)

No specimen available

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Recognized by sight: Check gill color up close, then spore shape and size

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By: Cory Zanker (cz27)
2012-08-07 10:46:05 PDT (-0700)

i don’t have a microscope, but i should probably invest in one. i can get spore prints. there are conocybes/panaeolina/bolbitius all over my yard, in and around the mulched gardens.

in addition to the ones posted here, there are also these: http://500px.com/photo/11223523

and a number of small mushrooms that resemble parasola auricoma.

By: Byrain
2012-08-07 09:35:29 PDT (-0700)

Panaeolina can be separated from Conocybe by spore color and gill color as well as the gestalt. Conocybe is easier to confuse with Bolbitius and Panaeolina with Panaeolus, the biggest microscopic difference between Conocybe and Panaeolina is the spore color and ornamentation (Smooth vs. rough spores respectively).

conocybes vs. panaeolina?
By: Image Sharer (image sharer)
2012-08-07 09:15:41 PDT (-0700)

Conocybes can be associated with orangish gills and are generally fragile.

Panaeolina can be associated with a variable brownish gill color.

Probably the best microscopic difference is the cheilocystidia. When in doubt – scope it on out!

conocybes vs. panaeolina?
By: Cory Zanker (cz27)
2012-08-07 07:57:39 PDT (-0700)

any tips on distinguishing the two? i’ll take some macro shots of the gills and everything later today.

spot on
By: Cory Zanker (cz27)
2012-06-15 19:27:57 PDT (-0700)

based on what i’ve read and every image of Panaeolina i’ve seen, i’m pretty sure that’s it. definitely a lawn mushroom.

in the yard (grass)
By: Cory Zanker (cz27)
2012-06-13 19:42:29 PDT (-0700)

i picked all of these from the grass in my front yard, but they were spread out (only 1 or 2 per site).

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