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Psathyrella bipellis

Common Name: Purple Psathyrella

Synonyms: Psathyrella barlae

Substrate: Ground

Location: Hardwood Forests

Spore Color: Dark Purplish Brown

Gill Color: Purplish-brown to Black

Comments: 

A fairly easy ID because of the reddish-purplish cap and dark spores. Should have a long, thin, white stem.

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Psathyrella bipellis

The mushroom with the white gills is not this species.

9/25/11 - Paynestown SRA - Bloomington, IN