When: 2008-03-15

Collection location: Oak Bottom Campground, Siskiyou Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Harlan (harlanx6)

No specimen available

These were growing under Douglas Fir near obs. 12084 and 12085. It is suspected they are Noleana sp. also.


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By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2008-03-19 03:41:29 CDT (-0400)

Gill colour, attachment (as far as I can tell from the photo anyway), and spacing are inconsistent with Mycena
I looked for a match in Mycena, but I couldn’t find any species with lamelle like this.

The more I look at this, the more convinced I become that this is Psathyrella gracilis with an unusually distinct umbo.
If not P. gracilis, then a macroscopically similar Psathyrella species. But I’m going to go with P. gracilis.

I’m not sure it’s Nolanea either…
By: Luke Bayler (Matango)
2008-03-17 19:02:34 CDT (-0400)

Three things make me think it might not be a Nolanea:
gill look like they become slightly purple
the more prominent and more rounded umbo
the way it is drying by looking at the dried specimen in the bottom right
this specimen looks very translucent striate
the overall stature of the mushroom

I’m not sure what it is, but for starters I might rule out Galerina as they have lighter colored spores, and I’d also rule out Conocybe for that reason. I’m inclined to think it might be a Panaeolus, but hard to tell!

Taking a stab at Psathyrella.

Dark spores?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-03-15 11:29:49 CST (-0500)

I think those are dark spores? It doesn’t really look like a Nolanea, but more like a dark spored guy, Psilocybe, Panaeolus, Galerina, Conocybe, Naucoria?