Observation 26310: Psathyrella piluliformis (Bull.) P.D. Orton

When: 2009-10-06

Collection location: Maine, USA [Click for map]

Who: Erlon (Herbert Baker)

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Copyright © 2009 Erlon Bailey
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As far as I can tell,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-10-09 11:10:44 CDT (-0500)

there is no actual information about the spore color of this collection. For an example of a pink spored Psathyrella, see obs 26387.

just to be clear…
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-10-07 19:46:59 CDT (-0500)

The spores of these mushrooms are not pink. They should be brown.

The lamelle may appear pink, but that is not a definitive indicator of spore colour.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-10-07 19:01:00 CDT (-0500)

Just replying to twizzlers comment, that was why I asked, are the spores really pink?
Thanks Noah, I was unaware there were pink spored Psathyrella species!

Pink spores are not from the posted pics
By: Bill (boletebill)
2009-10-07 18:53:48 CDT (-0500)

but this conversation about pink spores all relates back to Dave’s comment about finding something similar with pink spores. Right?? No one is saying the mushrooms in this post have pink spores are they?? These mushrooms look like typical Psathyrella hydrophila to me. What am I missing?

Bill Yule

there are a handfull of
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2009-10-07 18:33:25 CDT (-0500)

pink spored Psathyrella

Pink spores,
By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-10-07 17:49:27 CDT (-0500)

Are the spores really pink?
Wouldn’t Lepista be a better guess?

By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-10-07 15:19:04 CDT (-0500)

Pinkish spores, on wood, freeish gills suggests Pluteus to me.

I’ve been finding something very similar
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2009-10-07 12:27:06 CDT (-0500)

on dead wood. Considered Psathyrella, but the spore print has been dirty pinkish instead of the fairly dark purplish I would expect form this genus.

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