Clustered woodrotter (Psathyrella?) at base of pine, pale-brownish gills, no partial veil, spore print pending.

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6% (2)
Recognized by sight
63% (3)
Recognized by sight: Clustered, stipes lighter than cap, hygrophanous, thin and fragile.
-10% (2)
Recognized by sight: On closer inspection, bits of material at caps edge could well be partial veil remnants; clustered growth fits. I’m going with hydrophila, or whatever it is now called.

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Ps. hydrophila/Ps. piluliformis
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2008-02-25 18:55:17 EST (-0500)

According to E. Kits van Wavern Ps. hydrophila is a synonym of Ps. piluliformis:
“The here introduced change of name for this well-known species up till now usually called Ps. hydrophila is rather unfortunate, but cannot be avoided….”
Kits van Wavern, E. (1985). The Dutch, French, and British Species of Psathyrella. Persoonia Supplement 2. Rijksherbarium: Leiden, Netherlands. 300 p.
The description starts on page 180.

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-02-25 16:35:36 EST (-0500)

I agree with P. hydrophila.
I believe P. piluliformis was split from P. hydrophila, but that P. hydrophila and P. piluliformis remain two distinct species.
There remains a lot of confusion between the synonyms and/or separate species.

Psathyrella hydrophila
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-02-25 15:03:01 EST (-0500)

I’d call them Psathyrella hydrophila here, although the site tells me it should be called something else here. I created and name, and people can vote it out.