Collection location: Davis, California, USA [Click for map]
Growing from the ground & a root mass presumably from a ornamental shrub that was cut down alongside a path in an apartment complex, the roots still seemed somewhat alive.
They have a mild taste & the smell is mild to pleasant & remarkably similar to the maple syrup scent the candy cap Lactarius spp. have, especially after the cross sections were made, the smell faded as they dried.
The spores in KOH gradually lost their color after a while, I think this was much slower then should be expected with the species that have hyaline spores in KOH.
Spore range = 8 – 9 × 5 µ
Average spore = 8.5 × 5 µ
Q range = 1.6 – 1.8
Average Q = 1.7
20 spores measured.
Cheilocystidia measurements: 24×7, 31×10, 33×9, 36×11, 46×9 µ
Pleurocystidia absent or rare & not projecting beyond the basidia.
Clamps observed on the stipe.
Using the Smith Psathyrella book this seems to match P. hymenocephala quite well outside of the possible, small, rare, & very hard to find pleurocystidia and the candy cap odor. Exploring species with pleurocystidia only leads to species with abundant & apparent pleurocystidia.
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