When: 2010-02-11

Collection location: Santa Cruz Mountains, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Shane Marsh (Mushane)

No specimen available


Proposed Names

3% (3)
Recognized by sight: on woodchips/soil in some fertile flowerbeds
48% (2)
Recognized by sight: Not positive on this one, but it seems more likely than the other proposals…

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By: Shane Marsh (Mushane)
2010-02-17 06:59:21 PKT (+0500)

as delicate as it was, I found it rather hard to call this a Psathyrella. when I saw it I double-taked, and inspected it very carefully, constantly reminding myself (this is probably a psathyrella, I should move on)

but after staring at it for a good while, as much as it looked like a psathyrella I dont think it is. the stem though splitting in such the way that psathyrella do, was much firmer, and much less willing to do so. also the cap shape is abnormal for most of the woodchip psathyrellas, call me crazy but arent they usually more conical? I realize psathyrellas are very diverse in their pileus characteristics, but that stature still doesnt make me think psathyrella after inspection.

I should have kept this for a microscopy check, I remember where I left it, ill go see if its still there. what microscopic characteristic should I be looking for to separate it from psathyrella?

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-02-12 11:27:46 PKT (+0500)

It is definitely not that… The cap is breaking up and looking sort of scaly, but it is not fibrillose, plus some other finer distinctions.

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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2010-02-12 10:47:41 PKT (+0500)
By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2010-02-12 09:48:34 PKT (+0500)

This is not the right habitat for Panaeolus. I think it is Psathyrella.

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