When: 2009-11-29

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

75% (3)
Recognized by sight
10% (2)
Recognized by sight: In photo 67091 a portion of a partial veil is seen, making Psathyrella less likely. No striations on cap, suggesting too young for gills to be mature.

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Compare: 29194 (Psathyrella) to 29313 (Stopharia semiglobata)
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-12-02 16:31:11 PST (-0800)
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-01 10:43:00 PST (-0800)

Well thanks for looking! Psathyrella don’t last very long…

I went back to find this one
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-12-01 09:02:57 PST (-0800)

and it was no longer to be found.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-01 05:02:34 PST (-0800)

The gills will not always be obvious through the pileus, and will absolutely not be visible if the pileus has dried, thus becoming opaque. Most Psathyrella are hygrophanous, and only striate when the tissues are saturated!

I still think this is a Psathyrella, though I have hit a brick wall with regards to observable features.

Stipe is somewhat transluscent
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-12-01 03:03:51 PST (-0800)

but a Psathyrella should have much darker gills showing through, which I don’t see in these photos. I do, however, see a shinier cap than stipe.

I’m pretty sure…
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-11-30 22:20:53 PST (-0800)

..That it is a Psathyrella. The stipe is shiny and slightly translucent, unlike Stropharia or Leratiomyces, and the cap and veil or veil remnants are very Psathyrella looking.
Maybe P. piluliformis or something similar.

But yes, it is rather frustrating having only a photo of the cap to work with.

Impossible to tell
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2009-11-30 21:12:23 PST (-0800)

without a photo of the gills or at least a description of the spore print color. But looks a lot like a very small Stropharia species.