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mystery early spring mushroom
clusters, cobwebby veil, golden brown spores
Well,I thought this was a kind of Cortinarius, but Gary says probably not, either a Psathyrella or Agrocybe because it's too early for Cortinarius. So this will need more investigation!
Some details: brownish convex smooth cap, straight margin close gills, adnexed/attached gills with some ridges, spores golden brown, clustered growth on a grassy lawn, an almond peanutty scent, mild bitter taste, and a fibrillous hollow off-white stalk. Silk threads between the cap and the stem on a young specimen makes me think it belongs to genera Cortinarius. A later visit revealed younger specimens with more obvious cobwebby veil presence covering the gills.
Lat: 40.67, Long: -73.95
Spotted on Apr 3, 2010 Submitted on Apr 3, 2010