When: 2007-12-28

Collection location: Buttonwood, south Key Largo, Monroe Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

small mushroom, single and in pair fused at base, on twig and in leaf litter, at edge of road through hammock
ST: to 50×1mm, curvy but even, buff, smooth, shiny fibrous, delicate but not actually breaking when bent in half
CAP: 15mm, cone, buff to yellow brown at center, delicate, finely striate to center, smooth but with minute sprinkling of “glitter” presumably from minute hyphae sticking up, not hygrophanous, ragged margin, not curled under at all
FLESH: v thin
VEIL: none
GILL: attached, brown aging blackish (but not liquefying), close
SPORE: print dark brown (but faint)

It looks like there’s a purplish tinge to the spores, but the print was so scanty I hesitate to base an ID on it. Psathyrella seems most likely candidate.

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