Observation 68575: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2011-06-01

Collection location: Jenkinson Lake, El Dorado Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

These were growing on the ground in mixed conifer woods.
The caps were up to 3.6 cm across and seemed hygrophanous.
The stem was hollow and they were overall relatively fragile.
The spore print was a dark purplish-brown to almost black.
The spores were ~ 8.0-9.0 X 5.0-5.7 microns, smooth with an fairly prominent apical pore.
There was some cheilocystidia, on the smallish size.(see photo)
Spore print seemed too blackish for a Conocybe and still can’t find a match for Psathyrella with the smallish spores.


Spores in KOH @ 1000X.
Cheilocystidia in Congo Red @ 1000X

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