Observation 102404: Melanophyllum haematospermum (Bull.) Kreisel
When: 2012-07-21
(35.5618° -84.2371° 259m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Two fruibodies found growing from under well decayed hardwood log. Cap diameter 1.0-1.5 cm. Top of cap a dusty grey color and covered with a powdery, lint/dust like material.

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Infated cells, Pileipellis
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Inflated cells, Pileipellis
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Basidia/spores. Pleuro- and cheilocystidia absent.
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Basidia/spores. Pleuro- and cheilocystidia absent.

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finely rough small spores
By: else
2012-07-22 21:19:28 PDT (-0700)

are a hall mark for this group.

The lamellae change colour on drying.
it is very close to Cystolepiota and Echinoderma (Agaricaceae).

Melanophyllum
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-22 21:16:39 PDT (-0700)

I have never heard of this species, in fact, the genus is new to me as well. I have the dried material, unfortunately, only two fruitbodies were found. Hopefully I will find more.

Melanophyllum yes, haematospermum ????
By: else
2012-07-22 21:13:43 PDT (-0700)

The colours are very strange for M. haematospermum…
Very interesting find!

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