When: 2011-08-21

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

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Stipe fragile. Specimens were somewhat waterlogged.


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Thanks Roy and Alan,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2011-08-23 20:31:19 CDT (-0400)

for the commentary. I really didn’t know what this was. Just took a stab at the ID. The purple on the gills is fairly vivid. Good match for M. rutilantiformis in Phillips. Once again, nice call Noah!

Please excuse my Neandertech tendency, but what is Gimp? My old hand me down scope is max 400×. Better some micro info as opposed to none.

BTW, I think I should know this one by now… all six syllables of it. Mis IDed by me as Psathyrella at NEMF. The younger ones seen in the linked obs below do not show the translucent yellow stipes.

By: Roy Halling (royh)
2011-08-23 13:46:49 CDT (-0400)

has an odor that has been described variously: sauerkraut, garlic/onion, fetid, gunpowder. Further, the lamellae are subdistant to distant, not as in this image.

G. iocephalus
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-08-23 12:15:47 CDT (-0400)

Not sure about the G. iocephalus name for this observation, I don’t see intervenose gills and the stem color seems off.

It is great that you are adding microscopy to your observations! Your micrographs could be improved by using higher magnification for spores, using an eyepiece with a reticle to show scale, and increasing the contrast on the images using The Gimp.