Observation 80445: Hypholoma lateritium (Schaeffer) P. Kummer

When: 2011-10-23

Collection location: Clarion Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Joe (jem373)

No specimen available

This is my first attempt to identify an LBM and to use this site, so please bear with me.
Spore print was dark chocolate brown, maybe purple-brown.
These mushrooms were growing on the shady side of a hardwood log at the edge of the forest—possibly oak or cherry.
Caps were maybe 2 cm. wide at most, with a fibrous or spider-web like margin. The less mature ones had the spider-web like ring near the top of the stem.
The gills were white to greyish in appearance,crowded, and based upon that observation I’m eliminating Psathyrella hydrophila, which had the closest description to what I found in the field guide I was using.
The only key I could find to help me narrow this down was in the Stamets book on Philocybin Mushrooms (Probably not the best reference for this I.D.).
Hopefully, I’m not too far off base.


cross section
note the spider web like veil on the smallest in this picture.

Proposed Names

69% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: National Audubon Society Field Guide to Mushrooms, pamushrooms.org, mushroomobserver.org, Psilocybin Mushrooms of the World, Stamets pg. 62-64.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-24 10:55:26 EDT (-0400)

You’re welcome.
Your first post is good, not annoying.
There are some really nice, knowledgeable people on this site that will be able to help you out with your identifications.

One website that has some good keys is www.mushroomexpert.com
(if you didn’t already know about it.)

By: Joe (jem373)
2011-10-24 10:47:13 EDT (-0400)
Thanks for your comment. I hope my early posts aren’t too annoying for you seasoned mycologists out there! I’m just getting into this.
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-10-24 10:41:42 EDT (-0400)

Welcome to Mushroom Observer bro!

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