Observation 77098: Psathyrella marcescibilis var. virginea J.E. Lange ex Surault, Tassi & Coué

When: 2011-09-24

Collection location: Davis, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Byrain

Specimen available

Growing in grass in a shady area under Celtis sinensis.


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By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-09-24 18:04:24 PDT (-0700)

This mushroom will sometimes have sterile sections on the gills, giving it a blotchy appearance.

Spore color
By: Byrain
2011-09-24 17:49:41 PDT (-0700)

This species has dark colored spores, but the gills don’t change colors till they are mature. You can see dark colored gills from these two other observations I have made:


I will try to add some microscopy soon.

Spore color?
By: Nathan Wilson (nathan)
2011-09-24 17:10:52 PDT (-0700)

This looks like a light spored species rather than a black spored Coprinopsis to me. I’d guess a Leucocoprinus, but the pileus ornamentation looks too furry (or tomentose if you want to get technical). In that regard it is similar to a Coprinopsis. Also the gills are too widely spaced for the Coprinopsis species I’m aware of.

Created: 2011-09-24 15:48:26 PDT (-0700)
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