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When: 2008-09-29

Collection location: Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)

No specimen available


spore print from small blue green cap
spore print from larger tan cap

Proposed Names

-28% (3)
Recognized by sight: Found growing on leaf litter in mixed woods.
Used references: Roger Phillips Mushrooms and other fungi of North America
Based on microscopic features: spores subglobose 5 to 7 um
31% (2)
Recognized by sight: Adding an I don’t know option…
47% (2)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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the colors are pretty true
By: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)
2008-10-05 22:38:03 CDT (-0400)
can’t be stropharia, then.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-05 21:01:40 CDT (-0400)

is that top color true?

white/light colored spores
By: James V. Gallagher IV (lbjvg)
2008-10-05 13:57:14 CDT (-0400)

edit – I took spore prints of both the small blue green and larger tan forms. The spore microscopic is of the smaller cap. I will add a microscopic of the larger cap spores.

what color was your sporedrop?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-10-05 13:42:49 CDT (-0400)
Interesting …
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-05 13:21:45 CDT (-0400)

These are neat little guys, but I’m not sure of the id here. They should have dark gills in age as a Stropharia, there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of dark spores here. The spores are smooth, but that covers a lot of ground, probably on ave, there are more smooth spored species than not. Stropharia spores should have a germ pore, and be fairly thick-walled, but I’m not sure about this species if that might be true or not.

To really get a Stropharia you should look at the gill, look at the gill face in some clear reagent. There should be large lightly pigmented cells, a yellow color, on the gill face, these are the chrysocystidia.

I’m not sure you have enough to go on here to get to this species just yet. Not sure what they are though, kinda neat, I’d like to know…