Observation 56533: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2010-10-25

Collection location: Pasadena, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: sophia (functionvsaesthetic)

No specimen available

I will upload photos very shortly. My little brother came in the house with these in his fists (he’s 3 and very tactile/curious). Apparently they’re growing in our front yard. I’m not educated at all in mycology but am developing quite an interest after researching oyster mushrooms… They smell kind of earthy/ semen-y, though I think the earthy smell could just, in fact, be earth. They were growing in a poorly kept area of the yard with wood chips, new fertilizer and sparse grass, along with some leaves that had fallen (we’re in the process of re-seeding the grass). Recently it’s been abnormally cold and raining on and off. I don’t know exactly when these cropped up but I think they’ve been here for about a week? Any help identifying would be great, thanks!



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Psathyrella species…
By: Hamilton (ham)
2010-10-25 16:36:30 CDT (-0400)

…most likely I’d say. Dark gills, fragile stems and caps, growing in wood chips. It’s great that your little brother has an interest in mushrooms, but at 3 years old someone should be supervising him on his forays, just to be safe.

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