Observation 129415: Hygrophorus karstenii Sacc. & Cub.
When: 2012-09-23
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Just thought I wanted to share this oddity..
I tried to find something in the microscope, but there was nothing but hyphae. No hymenium, and of course no spores. My conclusion is a very small and completely sterile Hygrophorus karstenii (the grid in the picture is 5 mm squares). Colours and context are a match, and normal specimen were found not far from these.

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It often occurs to me in extra-European collections
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-02-24 19:43:22 WAST (+0200)

that they are infertile, sterile or whatever. About 1/4 of my collections from North Carolina and New South Wales are unidentifiable due to that. This really sucks.
BTW never found H. karstenii despite intensive search in the Alps a few years ago. But it has been found here in Austria.

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