When: 2007-11-17

Collection location: Oakland, Alameda Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Adrienne (Aday)

No specimen available

These unknown friends have started to grow where other unknown mushrooms were but died. They are also growing next to a rain drain and unknown decomposing tree trunk. As you can see they are growing like crazy! They love that spot!


Copyright © 2007 Adrienne Rodriguez
Copyright © 2007 Adrienne Rodriguez
Copyright © 2007 Adrienne Rodriguez

Proposed Names

-56% (1)
Recognized by sight
74% (2)
Recognized by sight: Clustered growth, fibrous scales on cap, light colored stipe, gills dark in age.

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not the same one
By: Debbie Drechsler (debdrex)
2007-11-22 20:46:24 AST (-0400)

that I’ve been finding. Arora mentions a ubiquitous but unnamed Psathyrella, frequently found in this area, that is in the shaggy Psathyrella category. I don’t know if it’s since been named. Maybe this is it?

Definitely Psathyrella
By: Administrator (admin)
2007-11-22 00:51:59 AST (-0400)

In Arora, look under Psathyrella carbonicola and P. canoceps. You may want to commiserate with Debbie Drechsler about mysterious shaggy Psathyrellae.

I agree with Alan, Psathyrella
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-19 11:51:43 AST (-0400)

Don’t know the species off the top of my head due to the pretty squamules on the cap. I’ll see what I can find tonight if no one else recognizes it or has a chance to key it out.

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2007-11-19 04:17:56 AST (-0400)

Probably a Psathyrella.

Need more pictures when they are older
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2007-11-17 22:21:14 AST (-0400)

I would guess these are dark spored and either a Pholiota or Psathyrella, but I’d need to see mature caps mushrooms to be sure.