Observation 18496: Psathyrella subgenus Homophron (Site ID) (Homophron)

Three in cluster in mossy trail bank; CAP 2-4" wide, splitting radially, smooth, dry; GILL adnate, “dirty” brownish-tan; STIPE shiny, smooth, twisted-fibrous, quite long and curved; VEIL no sign whatsoever; SPORE brown (visible on gill face at 20x).

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One more thing: no odor
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-02-24 22:08:29 CET (+0100)

Making Inocybe (more) unlikely, I guess.

At the risk of going slightly off-topic…
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-02-24 22:07:35 CET (+0100)

> You don’t typically collect mushrooms when you go hiking?

Not on long backpacking trips! The Torres del Paine circuit is supposed to be eight days — imagine carrying eight days of food when you eat as much as a long-distance cyclist! hah! That’s a long time to carry around a basket or bag. :)

So it has to survive being stuffed into an over-stuffed backpack. Thus pringles cans. Great for lichens, but my mushrooms kept getting “homogenized”. Were they all edible perhaps I could just throw the result into a stew and be happy. However, not so helpful for scientific purposes…

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-02-24 20:06:41 CET (+0100)

So does Agrocybe or Hebeloma maybe… (Inocybe?)

“dull” brown
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-02-24 18:11:58 CET (+0100)

I note unusual shades of brown in my notes, so if I say it is just “brown” it means dull or dark brown. Sorry, just my shorthand…

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-02-17 11:24:23 CET (+0100)

It would be good to know what colour brown the spores are. The lamelle look almost rusty, though I suspect a more chocolate or light brown. Psathyrella seems likely.