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Psathyrella candolleana   (Common Park Psathyrella)
North America, Europe
Cap 2-6 cm diameter, stem 4-8 cm tall * 0.4-0.8 cm thick
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Psathyrella candolleana, also known as the Common Park Psathyrella, is a moderately sized agaric with a cap whose colour varies from white to golden brown. The margin is irregular and radially asymmetrical, which is a defining characteristic of this species. The mushroom typically grows tufted on soil near broad-leaf trees, as well as on stumps and other woody debris.

Cap starts rounded-conical or convex, later becoming broadly convex, bell-shaped, or nearly flat. It often develops shallow radial wrinkles and is dry. The cap is initially honey-yellow but changes to pale brownish or nearly white as it dries out. The flesh is white and thin. Gills at first pallid grey with liliaceous tinge, grey- to chocolate-brown as mature, adnate or adnexed, crowded. Stem white, fragile, hollow and smooth, sometimes with loosely clinging partial veil remnants in a ring-like zone. Spore print dark purplish brown.

Microscopic Features: The spores are ellipsoidal, smooth, measuring 6.5-9.5 x 4-5μm, and have a germ pore.

Psathyrella candolleana on the First Nature Web site.
Psathyrella candolleana on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.

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