Observation 10209: Pluteus cervinus (Schaeff.) P. Kumm.

When: 2008-08-30

Collection location: Japan [Click for map]

Who: forestwander

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Your guess would be a great start for me! I have no idea with this one. It has a greenish/gray to blue cap, and white stem and gills. Found in the forest in Japan during heavy rain attached to dead wood.

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bingo! sometimes it is impossible to get a spore print..
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-31 10:49:06 CDT (-0400)

..so you must take your cues from changing gill color and spore drop along the stipe (stem).

for a good spore drop, you need mushrooms in good condition AND at the right age of maturity; putting a fresh cap gill side down on a white piece of paper, with a bit of water sprinkled on it, and a glass or bowl over it undisturbed for several hours, can sometimes help, too.

Spore Print
By: forestwander
2008-08-30 23:17:11 CDT (-0400)

I tried to get a spore print but only got a wet piece of paper. It was raining very heavy yesterday when I found this. The mushroom has absorbed so much water and is falling apart. My feeling is that a spore print isn’t possible. But the gills did look pink today.

I think that you’re right Irene…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-30 22:45:44 CDT (-0400)

…I am getting a hint of pink in a couple of their gill surfaces.

Pluteus maybe
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2008-08-30 13:28:24 CDT (-0400)

I agree with Douglas, it doesn’t look quite like a Psathyrella

Going to need spore color
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-08-30 12:41:11 CDT (-0400)

Try and get a spore print on this one, need the spore color here. I don’t think it looks like a Psathyrella…

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