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Mushroom ID in BC
    #2002803 - 10/12/03 05:43 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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broken stem


This is a mushroom someone sent me on aim to ID for him

it was found on grass/barkmulch in BC canada. The cap is 3" in diameter. The stem is about 4-5" long, and thick and fiberous. Not hollow. Very strong typical mushroom/must smell. He's taking a spore print right now, i'll post that later. Bruises a dark brownish color.


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Re: Mushroom ID in BC [Re: rommstein2001]
    #2002807 - 10/12/03 05:45 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Dropped spores were light brown.


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Re: Mushroom ID in BC [Re: rommstein2001]
    #2002831 - 10/12/03 05:53 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

It sounds like a Galerina. Identification beyond that will require a microscope.

There are other possibilities, but being sure of what you have there will require using a microscope, and maybe not getting it then.

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Re: Mushroom ID in BC [Re: rommstein2001]
    #2002857 - 10/12/03 06:04 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

The finder also described that mushroom as:

"well the gills appear to be a brownish yello off white but im not sure"

and

"very sticky cap"


In the photo the cap appears too pale and viscid to be a Psilocybe of that size. The spintery non-hollow stem is another giveaway. Brown bruising is a non-psilocybe characteristic too.

Widening of the stem where it joins the cap looks odd too, but that's a pretty variable characteristic.

I'd agree that it's pretty obviously not Ps. cyanescens, which is probably what they were hoping it would turn out to be.

I usually refer people in the Pacific Northwest to this site for photos and descriptions of many regional mushroom species:

http://www.mykoweb.com/CAF/species_index.html




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Re: Mushroom ID in BC [Re: rommstein2001]
    #2002900 - 10/12/03 06:30 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

"cbo" just posted more pics of these mushrooms to:

http://www.shroomery.org/forums/showflat...;o=&fpart=1


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