When: 2008-11-16

Collection location: Tomales Bay State Park, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

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looks like a psathyrella
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-11-18 18:43:44 CST (-0500)

I wish I had a better answer for you, but I don’t have the vocabulary necessary to describe the differences. Take a look at this page and this one and you’ll see quite a few things that are not the same.

This is where experience with the dark-spored shrooms comes in handy…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-18 10:04:31 CST (-0500)

…so with a psath the annulus is pendulous not perronate? the vague gestalt seems pretty similar, at least to my untrained eye…what specifically screams psath to you Allen?

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-11-18 03:18:16 CST (-0500)

Looks a lot like Psathyrella candolleana. The veil and stature is not like a Stropharia.

I went between these two genera…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-11-17 20:34:26 CST (-0500)

…what was the final push for it to be a psath rather than a stroph? brownish spores?