Observation 46110: Psathyrella candolleana (Fr.) Maire

When: 2010-05-31

Collection location: Rockville, Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)

No specimen available

Stipe length – 81 mm
Stipe diameter at base: 7.5 mm wide, 4.5 mm thick
Stipe diameter at middle: 7.5 mm wide, 4.5 mm thick
Stipe diameter at apex: 7.5 mm wide, 4.5 mm thick
Pileus height: 17 mm
Pileus diameter: 37mm x 27 mm

Pileus – parabolic, round, light beige, dull, smooth, glabrous, unicolorous, margin is entire, plane. Remnants of partial veil present on pileus margin.
Hymenium – gilled, adnate, gills are light brown, subdistant, soft, smooth, narrow
Stipe – central, equal, hollow, flexible, white, glabrous, compressed, inserted

Spore print – brown

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[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:05:19 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rockville, Maryland’ to ‘Rockville, Maryland, USA



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By: Michael Waisberg (waisberg)
2010-05-31 12:01:08 EDT (-0400)

Maybe deliquescent was too much… I’ll fix it. Because the spore print was not very thick I’ll change it just to brown.

To me this looks like Psathyrella,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-05-31 10:31:22 EDT (-0400)

but a few things seem out of place. Pileus is described as “deliquescent.” But I see no typical such indication of this in the pics… gills/pileus blackening and liquefying. Stipe is described as “flexible”, which would seem unusual for a Psath. Spore prints colors for Psaths are generally very dark brown or purplish (often appearing black when viewed against white), but there are a few types with prints that are reddish, pinkish, or brown.
I would post a guess of “Psathyrella”, except for the three things cited above make me hesitant.

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