Observation 153450: Psathyrellaceae Vilgalys, Moncalvo & Redhead

When: 2013-11-21

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

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Deliquescent. The stem has something near a volva like.


deliquescent gills
ok, not a volva… what could it be? rests of the universal veil?

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By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-11-22 19:05:04 CST (-0500)

As you can see in 2nd photo, gills had begun to delisquesce from center out but having not yet reached the cap margin. Of course it continued to deliquesce at home. I found them near my house. Only the last photo was taken today. So, they were not dried but “dying”.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-11-22 17:16:06 CST (-0500)

the first images you posted showed what looked like very dry mushrooms (drier than my previous comment implied, I checked again). these latest images show them much wetter. does that have anything to do with the fact that they were photographed on top of a wet countertop?

spore print appears to be blackish. heavy cap striations. i rescind my vote against a coprinoid sp.

that base is still not volvate to my eye… if anything, the base of stipe was damaged, pulling back a piece of tissue, or it just grew that way.

neither volvate nor deliquescent
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-11-21 19:31:53 CST (-0500)

the base is enlarged but there is no differentiated tissue. if deliqeuscent, either the gills or the entire fruiting body would be somewhere from inky to absent. that is not the case here. though some coprinoids can desiccate in the ground quick enough to avoid deliquescence, this requires exceedingly dry conditions which do not appear to be present here.

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