When: 1995-01-15

Collection location: Menlo Park, San Mateo Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nathan Wilson (nathan)

No specimen available

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Collected with Gregg Ferguson for the 1995 Santa Cruz Fungus Fair. Identified based on the key in Arora’s Mushrooms Demystified, 2nd Ed.


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Recognized by sight: Thicker stipe than Conocybe. This simply looks like a textbook P. conopilea.

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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-02-24 00:29:37 CST (-0600)

C. tenera is virtually impossible to distinguish from various Psathyrella species without looking at the colour of the gills. The shape and colour of the pileus (especially when hydrated and translucent), as well as the brittle stipe, are really comparable.

Without photos of the gills we will never know for sure, but to trust that the original identifier noted the colour of the gills or took a spore print.

By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-02-23 23:47:35 CST (-0600)

Looks a lot like this: