Observation 27264: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2009-10-22

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave in NE PA

No specimen available

Growing with fused stalks bases on wood. Blackish spore print (not very thick). Gills appear to be nearly free, or sinuate. Maybe they’re just pulling away from the stalk? Spores quite large.



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Stropharia looks like a good possibility.
By: Dave in NE PA
2009-10-25 09:11:31 CST (-0500)

But I think these specimens are a bit too aged in order to get a good read on some important traits. S. hornemanii is a late occurring forest mushroom that I had found years back. I remember it being larger and with firmer flesh. Phillips says the ring is “prominent.” So I would expect to see a bit more evidence of this. Spore size/shape fits S. hornemannii.

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