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Psathyrella sp.


Mushrooms growing in a cluster. Each fungus has a deep brown cap with cream centers (smaller specimens sometimes lacking this coloration). Cap texture smooth but slightly viscid. Stipe is smooth and cream to white, while gills are cream to tan and slightly decurrent. Spore print is dark brown. Psathyrella are saprobic mushrooms with dark spore prints. They are often hygrophanous, as they are prone to color changes at different moisture levels (note the two tones in these specimens). Viewing of microscopic features is often required for a proper species identification of this genus.


Located at the bottom of a ridge in a dense mixed hardwood forest. In a very moist area, growing on/around a highly rotted log.

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Beutiful series flowntheloop,congrats on the well deserved SOTD and thanks for sharing

triggsturner a year ago

Nice one flowntheloop. Congrats on your SOTD.

Felix Fleck
Felix Fleck a year ago

Beautiful shots! Congrats.


Congratulation for the SOTD

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Awesome, congrats Lisa!!

DanielePralong a year ago

You're welcome! Great shots, plenty of information, and a new word for many to learn: hygrophanous :-)

flowntheloop a year ago

:O In shock! Thanks so much, Daniele! This made my day!

DanielePralong a year ago

Congratulations flowntheloop, this gorgeous series is our Spotting of the Day!



flowntheloop a year ago

Thank you both! @Christine: I thought it was a beautiful effect!

Christine Y.
Christine Y. a year ago

Great shots. I love the hygrophanous caps.

Good one!

Georgia, USA

Lat: 34.58, Long: -84.69

Spotted on Sep 16, 2017
Submitted on Oct 19, 2017

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