Observation 113409: Pluteus cervinus group
When: 2012-10-03
No herbarium specimen

Notes: A couple of these were growing on a well-rotted branch in a wooded area of the park.
Brown cap 12 cm across.
Pink free gills.
Flesh white.
White solid stem with darker flecks, 10 cm long, 1.2 cm diameter though a bit wider at top and at base.
Tall horned cystidia – which give the mushroom its common name apparently.
Basidia 4-spored (first time I’ve ever found any!).
Pink spore ptint. Smooth elliptical spores measured 5-8 × 5-6 microns

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: 4-spored basidia, horned cystidia, spores.

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By: Martin Cooper (martincito)
2012-10-15 12:14:37 CDT (-0400)

That autostacker is amazing!

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2012-10-15 11:44:27 CDT (-0400)

CombineZP is really cool.

You can modify a microscope to automate the process:


By: Martin Cooper (martincito)
2012-10-15 04:17:19 CDT (-0400)

Thanks Rocky… I’m learning all the time how to (a) find those little microscopic features that are so important to ID a mushroom and (b) photograph them. Still a long way to go, but your comments like yours encourage me to persevere. Best wishes, Martin

It is a stack of photos
By: Martin Cooper (martincito)
2012-10-14 17:18:54 CDT (-0400)

Not a micrograph, but a stack of photos taken from the microscope with slightly advancing focus for each that were combined with CombineZP. No fog, only uneven illumination, but all the same I did rather like the effect!

is that a micrograph
By: Rocky Houghtby
2012-10-14 16:11:33 CDT (-0400)

Or the surface of Jupiter!? Where on earth did you find a microscopic fog machine?

Awesome work!

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