Observation 103085: Cystolepiota Singer
When: 2012-07-27
(35.5618° -84.2371° 259m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Single fruitbody found on very well decayed/partially burried hardwood log.
Cap diameter 0.8 cm

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Used references: Miller, Arora, MO

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Based upon the small amount of info I’ve seen…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-27 16:00:14 CDT (-0400)

I believe that C. sistrata and C. seminuda are synonyms. Arora calls this type Lepiota seminuda. I haven’t seen any info on cystidia for this type.

Round cells
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-27 09:32:49 CDT (-0400)

The round cells were found on the stipe and the pileus and I think (?) they may be a feature common to some or all or at least a few Cystolepiota that account for the “dusty” appearance of the cap and stem. I am not familiar with C. sistrata I will look into it Thanks Dave!

Edit: more info, I did not find Cystidia when looking at the gills on this specimen. Globose cells are mentioned in the description for Cystolepiota seminuda as well.

I have never collected a Cystolepiota,
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2012-07-27 08:49:52 CDT (-0400)

but this obs seems like a bullseye to me. The round cells – presumably taken from the cap cuticle – are mentioned by Miller as a defining character for C. sistrata. MO has an obs of C. sistrata found at last year’s NAMA foray in PA. So this mushroom is known from eastern NA.

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