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Conical Brittlestem??

Observed: 29th October 2011 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
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Description:

Bell-shaped cap, beige colour, very lightly striate or fibres visible in cap (sulcate?), about 3 cm across the bell, with slightly frilly margin. Grey-brown emarginate gills visible below cap in side-view. Peelable. No red edge to gills.
Beige stem 7 cm long by 2 mm diameter, lighter towards base small amount of white at top and white mycelium growing into the substrate below. No ring, Growing in leaf litter under mature maple tree. Spoor print charcoal grey/black.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Martincito's picture

I couldn't see the red edge,

I couldn't see the red edge, but I'm still so inexperienced I'm not always sure what I'm looking for. I was going to suggest that this was P. corrugis until I saw a reference to the red edge for that species!

flaxton's picture

Some of the Psathyrella have

Some of the Psathyrella have a red line along the gill edge some have a red line just under the gill edge sometimes they can be quite bright other times quite faint.

AlanS's picture

Red edges are variable ...

Red edges are variable and often of uncertain identification value within a species.

To me this looks like P. gracilis, that the Powers That Be are claiming is the same as P. corrugis, but without microscopic examination this is guesswork.

Alan