Observation 10152: Lepiota clypeolaria (Bull.) P. Kumm.

When: 2008-08-10

Collection location: Jonesville, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Notes:
Found at the base of a spruce tree. I guess this is the real L. clypeolaria, since what we have in the west is L. mangispora and L. spheniscispora. This one has a large clear veil. At some point I should get the spores under the spores and see what they look like…

9/4/2008 – From looking at spores on Aug 30

Put some veil tissue under the scope to look for spores. The micro-shot is of spore at 1000x in Meltzer’s. The spores are elongated, pointed and dextrinoid.

A few spores were measures and was found the ave spore : length – 13.37 +/- 0.65 (err 0.20) um, width – 5.32 +/- 0.26 (err: 0.09) – q : 2.52 +/- 0.15, on 12 spores.

I should compare this to the spores for L. magnispora from the west coast here.

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Is there supposed to be yellow tones in this species?
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2010-06-07 13:44:10 CDT (-0500)

David Arora says that there is a sp called L clypeolarioides that has no yellow tones, but that species also lacks as much shagginess

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