Observation 165558: Psathyrella rugocephala (G.F. Atk.) A.H. Sm.

When: 2014-05-19

Collection location: Erie Bluffs State Park, Erie Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: AJ (j7u)

Specimen available


I believe this is the gill edge. If anyone could help me figure out exactly what I’m looking at, I would very much appreciate it! Thanks.

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Ya done good!
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-05-22 08:59:31 EEST (+0300)

My first dried specimen was not long ago AT ALL. I also looked at a Lacrymarioid fungus, ironically. I cursed a lot the first 10 sections I botched but I did not cut myself or ruin any objectives:). Keep it up and in two weeks you will be making it seem easy yourself (you already are, really).

Thanks Rocky
By: AJ (j7u)
2014-05-22 08:21:50 EEST (+0300)

That was my first attempt at viewing a dried specimen, and it is not easy as some of you guys make it seem! Thanks for your insight.

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By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-05-22 07:35:07 EEST (+0300)

is a cystidium. The little thing looks like a pair of sterigma, so maybe this is from the hymenium? The edge is generally easy to locate at 10X if you mount an unsectioned gill and look for the side that has all of the cylindrical cells with apices. I avoid the use of stains unless they are necessary or I am documenting a potentially unnamed species.

AJ, spore size…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2014-05-22 06:32:09 EEST (+0300)

for P. delineata and P. rugocephala is different.

Is the mushroom in the second photo taken from the group seen in the first photo?

Created: 2014-05-19 23:55:41 EEST (+0300)
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