When: 2008-05-03

Collection location: Harford Co., Maryland, USA [Click for map]

Who: matt (xdimebagz)

No specimen available

I found about four of these little mushrooms growing near a construction sight on a rocky, muddy hill. The second picture is the mature version and the first one is younger. They did not grow in a cluster but near each other.
Cap- Brown with a sort of rough texture and has a very weird shape when mature that makes it look like a baseball hat or something

Gills- Grey to purplish brown it’s hard to tell and changes in the light

Stem- white at base and gets darker to a light brown on its way up.

Spore print- Jet black, could be very very dark brown

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:07:11 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘United States, Maryland ,Harford County’ to ‘Harford Co., Maryland, USA’


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Recognized by sight: black spores, purplish gills and white stem
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Psathyrella Lacrymabunda
By: matt (xdimebagz)
2008-05-04 17:46:27 BST (+0100)

It think it might be Psathyrella Lacrymabunda

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2008-05-04 09:08:04 BST (+0100)

I am pretty sure this is in Psathyrella. Its not good to eat.

spore print is black
By: matt (xdimebagz)
2008-05-04 07:14:35 BST (+0100)

yes it’s black

could be a Psathyrella…
By: Luke Bayler (Matango)
2008-05-04 04:48:25 BST (+0100)

just a guess, hard to tell based on pics, did you get a good spore print yet?