Observation 11581: Agaricales sensu lato

When: 2008-09-24

Collection location: Madison Heights, Pasadena, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

tiny mushroom, in lawn near young oak
ST: brownish, wiry, white tomentose near the abruptly bulbous base, 40 × 1 mm
CAP: convex, dry, light brown, 9 mm wide, translucent
GILL: pale brownish, aging cinnamon, distant, v shallow cross-veins present, adnate
SPORE: print failed (probably light brown?), clear to faintly brownish at 1000x, 10+/-0.7 × 6.7+/-0.4 µm (N=28)

Figured this was a Marasmius but was surprised to see the gills turn brown.


This was taken after it had dried out overnight while I attempted to get a spore print off of it.
in water, at 1000x

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Kinda looks like Tubaria
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-09-26 10:24:53 CDT (-0400)

Those spores kinda look like Tubaria. The mushrooms doesn’t quite look brown enough, was it striate or hygrophanous?