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description and pic. please help ID PNW mushroom
    #2026709 - 10/20/03 09:55 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)


these were found growing in the forest, washington on rotting tree
gills are attached, light purple color,
caps are about 1/4 to 3/4 inches
stem is strong not hollow dark purple color.
spor print is purple or light brown, definatly a purple tint.






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Re: description and pic. please help ID PNW mushroom [Re: ichaelma]
    #2027384 - 10/21/03 01:44 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Looking at the photo, does the center of the cap dip down (sort of like a belly button) or perhaps even form a small hole (tube) down into the stem?

Are any parts of the mushroom slimy or sticky?


Your specimens seem to suggest Psathyrella. Because the genus is difficult to identify mushrooms to species in, little is know about the edibility of the verious species. They are not recommended for eating. None of them are active.

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Re: description and pic. please help ID PNW mushroom [Re: ToxicMan]
    #2027458 - 10/21/03 02:16 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

yes the cap does dip down, some do look like belly buttons.
the mushrooms were not slimy or sticky.


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    #2028394 - 10/21/03 01:00 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

They are similar to Psathyrella incerta, but a microscope is required to identify Psathyrellas accurately.

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