When: 2010-11-15

Collection location: Langley, Island Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Sam Linse (BearwoodSam)

No specimen available

Found on mossy grassy ground near western red cedar. Small troupes of this fungus were arrayed over several square meters. Caps were nearly black, with just a touch of olive dark brown and no more than 4cm across. Stipe was very long, 8-15cm long and quite stiff and sturdy. It was also covered with small droplets though there was no dew on the grass to speak of. I used Matchmaker to get an idea of what it might be and it suggested Mycena megaspora, but that name does not appear in this site. So…


Older specimen with upturned edges.
Small troupe in the grass.
Very dark gills that appear to have light colored edges.
The striate cap is nearly translucent.
Thin flesh, black gills.

Proposed Names

31% (3)
Recognized by sight: black gills with white gill edges, sub-conical, in grass
53% (3)
Recognized by sight: In grass, thin brown stem.

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By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2010-11-17 14:39:07 PST (-0800)

Panaeolus sp? Those gills remind me of Panaeolus