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Remarks (internal):Habitat: Solitary, gregarious or subcaespitose on dung of badger, horse, cow, and elk. Distribution: So far known from seven localities in Finland and Sweden but probably overlooked.
The species is recognized by spore size and a copious veil. Psathyrella hirta differs in having larger spores (10-13 x 5.5-7 µm, av. 10.3-12.1 x 5.9-6.6 µm), and in addition it has slightly darker cap and spores. However, more material must be studied in order to understand the variation of all characters. Psathyrella fimiseda has smaller basidiomata and smaller spores. Psathyrella purpureoabadia differs by its purple tinged cap, utriform cystidia, and absence of clamps.
 
Description type:Original description 
Description:Cap 5-20 mm broad, at first semiglobose, becoming expanded convex, reddish brown, reddish yellow (Mu. 5YR 4/3, 5/8, 6/8), when mature fading to brown, hygrophanous, striate up to half-way from margin, drying to pale brown; veil well-developed, surface covered by floccules to centre, at margin appendiculate, evanescent. Gills adnate to adnexed, distant to subclose, L = 11-25, pale brown, becoming reddish grey (Mu. 5YR 5/2) with flocculose edge sub lente. Stem 20-60 x 1-2.5 mm, whitish to pale brown, sometimes slightly darker towards base, pulverulent at apex, downwards small scales from veil remnants. Smell not distinctive. Taste not recorded. Spores 8.5-10.5 x 4.5-5.5 µm, av. 9.2-10.3 x 4.7-5.5 µm, Qav. = 1.8-2, oblong, subcylindrical, sometimes narrowly ovoid, in profile sometimes narrowly amygdaliform, in water red (Mu. 2.5YR 4/6-4/8); germ pore distinct. Basidia 4-spored, 16-24 x 8-10 µm. Pleurocystidia 30-60 x 7-16 µm, narrowly fusiform, lageniform, sometimes flexuous or with yellow thickened wall, most often upper part pointed and rarely at apex bent or provided with crystals or incrustations, numerous. Cheilocystidia of two types: A. similar to shape and frequency of pleurocystidia, 20-45 x 7-16 µm; B. clavate, small, scattered; edge rarely pigmented. Cap scalp half-way from margin: pileipellis made up of subglobose, clavate to ellipsoid cells 10-50 µm wide; pileitrama of moderately to pale pigmented, rarely incrusted hyphae. Veil cells 30-300 x 5-35 µm, cylindrical to fusiform. Clamps present, often also pseudoclamps. 
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