Clustered Brittlestem Psathyrella multipedata (Peck) A. H. Smith    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Basidiomycota   >   Class Agaricomycetes   >   Order Agaricales   >   Family Psathyrellaceae   >   Genus Psathyrella   


Found in dense clusters on ground or decayed wood in forests; sometimes in grass.


Cap: Shades of light brown; conical; finely grooved; margin may have veil remnants; white, thin flesh. Gills: Pale becoming gray-brown in age; crowded. Stalk: White; brittle; hollow; base extends into soil; long and thin. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 14 records in the project database.

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A typical cluster of Clustered Brittlestem fruiting bodies in Howard Co., Maryland (10/10/2008). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Clustered Brittlestem (mature gills) in Howard Co., Maryland (11/6/2013). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Clustered Brittlestem specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (11/6/2013). Elliptical, smooth w/ germ pore; measured 6.5-10 X 3.5-4 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

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