Observation 131622: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

The stipe was hollow.


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Recognized by sight: Purple-brown gills with white edges. The Stipe was long and hollow.
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Many Psathyrella
By: Byrain
2013-04-10 00:38:35 CDT (-0500)

have caps that lighten with sun exposure, I’m not sure if there are any that don’t? I don’t think think P. atrospora is only a possibility like P. conopilus, there are some other options in the Smith key you could possibly consider, but I wouldn’t use any of those names without a more in depth examination.

Also note that P. atrospora is one of the many names that Smith described from a single collection (From southern California) and the description is incomplete, but I think this is one name that is good. Especially if you compare with zaca’s P. conopilus observations, see observation 81014.

I considered that
By: Thomas Laxton (Tao)
2013-04-09 23:44:25 CDT (-0500)

but the caps of P. atrospora I have seen seem a deeper brown, of course all the images I can find online show them with viscid caps so you could be right if it lightens as it dries.

Psathyrella atrospora…
By: Byrain
2013-04-09 23:18:26 CDT (-0500)

If you think this might be P. conopilus you should also consider P. atrospora, see observation 129851 & observation 64651 for examples. Its really common in California, I just saw huge clusters the other day at where the latter observation was found. Smith’s book has a description for it.

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