Observation 145619: Tricholomataceae R. Heim ex Pouzar

These were growing on the ground(only partially exposed) around an old conifer stump @ ~ 7000 ft.
Caps were up to 7.8 cm across and stems up to 8.5 long X 2 cm wide.
The gills were creamy, close, fairly thick, wrinkled and adnate.
No spore drop but the spores appeared to be light colored and not amyloid.
The spores were ~ 5.3-7.1 X 5.5-7.0, globose to subglobose and smooth.
There did appear to be some clavate cheilocystidia.
All specimens were fairly tough and semi-rubbery.
They did have an odor, which I could not describe but somewhat unpleasant.

The conditions were fairly dry so I initially thought were semi-dried out specimens. They also looked like they could be almost gastroid in nature. The smooth, whitish, round spores and adnate gills seem to put them in the Tricholomataceae family.


Spores in KOH & Congo Red @ 1000X.
Basidia and spores in KOH & Congo Red @ 1000X.
Cheilocystidia in KOH & Congo Red @ 1000X.
Cheilocystidia in KOH & Congo Red @ 1000X.

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