When: 2016-11-07

Collection location: Clearwood Community, Yelm, Thurston Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Laplander

No specimen available

Growing as groups of four or so on crabgrass/fescue near a gravel path in mixed Doug Fir/Madrone/Redalder forest. 50 feet from Clearlake. I would be happier if I saw a clear connection between the gills and the stipe, but that is for a better eye than mine. The stipe breaks away cleanly from the gills, and both in cross section and looking up at the gills, they are at best barely connected to the stipe, if at all. Except for the spore print, they reminded me of Laccaria laccata at first. If it is G. marginalis, it is my first sighting of them.


Stipe concolorous or darker than the cap. Sizes are half this to about double.
Lamellulae break free easily from the stipe. Smaller mushrooms had a more even margin.
A tufted rhizoid patch at the bottom but not obviously white- covered in black earth. wavy broken margin.
Hygrophanous cap splits with age, darkens with moisture.
Growing on lawn
Caps convex to flat to slightly depressed in larger mushrooms.
Gills close, Lamellulae. They look free to me, and in the cross sections below as well. I can’t see a clear connection to the stipe, but possibly strongly notched. Inconsistent with G. marginalis.
Stipe even, longitudinal lines
Rust colored spore print left four hours, right overnight.
Close up of cross section. Hollow stipe.

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