Cap/upper_surface: 1.25-2.5 cm wide, Hygrophanous, Reddish brown, redder in center with darker band band around outer edge. Cap surface extending beyond gills for about 1 mm, creating a solid appendiculate flap of tissue (not toothlike)
Flesh: Tan
Hymenial_surface: Gills ard, purplish black, mottled grey. Edges uneven and fringed white. Attached/notched
Stipe/point_of_attachment: 6-10 cm long, 1.5-3mm wide,hollow, fragile, buff brown
Spore_deposit: Dark purplish black deposit. Ovoid, thick walled, truncate. 1.125-15um x 7.5um. Not lightening in 50% sulphuric acid
Chemical: KOH darkens cap deep orange brown
Habitat: Pine barrens in grassy area. Lots of deer dung present, although they appeared to be growing from the ground in the grass.
Substrate: Grassy area
Micro: Pluerocystida present, clavate

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Thanks Luke.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2018-01-18 22:04:46 CST (-0500)

When John B. mentioned the Pine Barrens H. elongatum find this last fall, I suspected he may have been referring to the mushroom seen in this observation of yours.

Hi Dave,
By: Luke Smithson (Mycofreak )
2018-01-18 20:20:34 CST (-0500)

Tim Baroni came down a week after I found these. We took him out to Franklin Parker and came across these mushrooms again in the same area. He took one look and firmly pronounced them Hypholoma. He took some home with him and came back with elongatum. Luke

Hi Luke.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2017-11-08 08:59:09 CST (-0500)

Reminds me of this obs 263728, which was found in grass at FPP last fall. ID eluded me. I had considered Panaeolus for 263728, but the spore shape seemed wrong for this genus.

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