Observation 121512: Entoloma strictius (Peck) Sacc.
When: 2012-08-11

Notes: Entoloma sp. found in mixed Hemlock and Oak woods growing from the ground. Spores scraped from a spore print taken on glass are initially collapsed/cruciform when viewed under the microscope. Spores rehydrate/fill out in typical microscopy mountant solutions such as 7% Ammonia or 10% glycerol in water or Melzer’s and the “filled out” spores were used for measurements: 20 spore average 10.4 × 7.3 µm, Qm = 1.4. The rehydration is gradual (20+ minutes) and in this case results in typical 5-6 sided prismatic spores. One photomicrograph of not fully rehydrated spores is included below. I have observed this phenomenon with other (but not all) Entolomas. See Obs 104628 for another such example.

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Based on microscopic features: 5-6 Sided prismatic spores.
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Thanks Walt …
By: Linas Kudzma (baravykas)
2012-12-29 17:26:25 CST (-0500)

Looks quite likely.

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