Observation 15163: Deconica (W.G. Sm.) P. Karst.

When: 2008-05-15

Collection location: Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Edward Barge (landsnorkler)

No specimen available

Common in spring in grassy areas.



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Recognized by sight: If its not growing on dung
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By: AmatoxinApocalypse (AmatoxinApocalypse)
2008-12-12 08:35:12 GMT (+0000)

I thought the stipes on Ps. montana were reddish brown overall, similar to the color of the pileus?

the few specimens in the second pic have Carmel colored caps instead of the dark reddish brown color that is normal for this species.

P. montana on moss
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-12-11 17:43:12 GMT (+0000)

I thought that P. montana is pretty much exclusively on moss, I’m not sure I see any moss here. And isn’t it darker, more a deep coco-brown?

top photo
By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2008-12-10 19:47:37 GMT (+0000)

in the top photo it appears that they may be growing from dung? i also thought coprophila, but if its just growing in “grassy areas” like you mention, i doubt it would be a coprophilic (dung loving) mushroom.

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