Observation 285787: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2017-08-10

Collection location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

33.7974°N 84.2885°W 293m [Click for map]

Who: Leeloominai

No specimen available

Growing in chips beds around the yard after a rain. Resembles Conocybe of some type to me, but not sure. Shorter ones are more rusty, taller ones more brown. Whitish gills, pretty close together, thin pale stalks. No ring, no veil. Smaller caps more conical but larger ones flatten out. Some of these taller, browner ones were found a few feet away in a group of about 5, from the shorter rusty group of about 30 and they may actually be the same or two separate species. The lighting is different in the pics but all the stems/gills are closer to the whiter color IRL. The caps really are a bit more rust colored in some of these specimens – that’s not just the lighting.


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Check spore print color
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2017-08-10 13:09:44 PDT (-0700)

Some of those pics could show Conocybe, but others look more like Psathyrella. I think I can see veil remnants on the cap in some pics, which I do not think occurs in Conocybe. In another pic I see a stipe that is pruinose/striate at the apex, which is common in Conocybe.

Conocybe Teners
By: Leeloominai
2017-08-10 12:20:23 PDT (-0700)

Almost positive that the last pic (same specimen that was featured in a wetter picture, earlier in the series, and was darker then) is Conocybe tenera…. not sure if the cluster is the same species though… they look a bit different now too.