Observation 79733: Psathyrella (Fr.) Quél.

When: 2011-10-09

Collection location: Between the Adventure Playground and University Ave. in the Berkeley Marina, Alameda Co., California, USA [Click for map]

37.863185° -122.315478°

Who: EricaMagill

Specimen available

Notes:
-Found on wood chips
-Conical-shaped hygrophanous cap that is medium brown and striate when wet then fading to buff-tan brown when dry
-Stipe is thin and fragile
-Lamellae pale brown at immaturity, darker brown with age
-Spores elliptical and smooth with a germ pore
-Pileipellis is cellular (aka hymeniderm)
-Dried specimen is part of a personal collection temporarily being held at UC Berkeley

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Cellular cap cuticle (hymeniderm) and spores at 100x magnification
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Proposed Names

53% (1)
Eye3
Used references: Arora (2nd edition) and mykoweb.com
Based on microscopic features: -Hymeniderm
-Spores are elliptical and smooth with an apical germ pore
63% (2)
Recognized by sight: Preferred synonym for Psathyrella gracilis according to Index Fungorum.
84% (1)
Eyes3
Recognized by sight

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