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When: 2016-06-13

Collection location: State Game Lands No. 38, Monroe Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)

No specimen available

With no veil and what appear to be free gills there’s not many things this could be yet it doesn’t match those. I could be wrong about the gills being “free”. Fortunately I took a spore print and it’s deep black (picture included).


Proposed Names

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Used references: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms of North America
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
-17% (2)
Recognized by sight: chocolate-brown spore print
45% (2)
Recognized by sight

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By: Chris Foss (The Vault Dweller)
2016-06-15 01:20:27 CDT (-0400)

The cap surface was deeply wrinkled. I didn’t feel or see any hairs. I do note this looks old and I thought maybe the variation in surface texture/color was maybe decay.

I think this is either…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2016-06-14 16:38:51 CDT (-0400)

Psathyrella delineata (or P. rugocephala, if actually different), or Lacrymaria (a few species possible). Is the cap surface fairly deeply wrinkled or is it streaked with fairly dense patches of hairs? I can’t quite tell from the photo.

Black spore print favors Lacrymaria. But very dark brown can look like black when viewed on a white surface. This is why I like to take dark prints on black (and white). Any deviation from pure black may be seen against the black background.

Looks like the gills are attached to the stipe. This would rule out Agaricus.