Observation 154377: Gymnopilus picreus (Pers.) P. Karst.

Notes:
Original Herbarium Label: Gymnopilus picreus (Pers.) P. Karst.
Lit.: Breitenbach, J., & Kranzlin, F. (1991). Fungi of Switzerland, Vol. 5: Agarics. P.138.
Moser, M. (1983). Keys to agaric and boleti (Polyporales, boletales, agaricales, Russulales). London: Roger Phillips.P. 344.
Herbarium Specimen: UBC F26376

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Spores 8-10(-12) x 6-6.5(-7) µm, verrucose
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Spores 8-9.5(-10) x (5-)5.5-6 µm; verrucose
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Mounted in NH4OH (household ammonia), the slide done from the dried collection
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Ventricose cheilocystidia; mounted in NH4OH (household ammonia), slide done from the dried collection
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Fusiform, capitate cheilocystidia; mounted in NH4OH (household ammonia), slide done from the dried collection
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Mounted in NH4OH (household ammonia), slide done from the dried collection

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Adolf
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-12-09 00:56:58 CST (-0500)

thanks for taking the time to do a crush mount! Out of curiosity, which literature are you working from? The reported spore size range in Smith & Hesler’s books is a bit smaller than what you are finding here. G. picreus is one of the few descriptions from The North American Species of Gymnopilus that is well supported with examined materials. I am wondering if your measurements are off? This certainly looks like picreus otherwise!

Great pictures of enigmatic mushroom
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2013-12-08 21:39:31 CST (-0500)
Any further proof?
By: Oluna & Adolf Ceska (aceska@telus.net)
2013-12-08 20:13:10 CST (-0500)

“Do you have any further proof to substantiate your claim?”
Yes, we do have the specimen.
Ignorant votes? Whose votes are ignorant? Some of them indeed are!
You mentioned stains. We did not use any, except the NH4OH as a wetting agent for the dry material. It is known that the spores darken (ferruginous) in alkali.
The spores measurements (average of 10-15 spores) were done in water. The spores size are within the sizes cited by the literature.

lol…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-12-08 20:07:41 CST (-0500)

what a joke!!

Oluna & Adolf…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-12-08 19:44:36 CST (-0500)

those are pretty ignorant votes…
given you provided the micro.
do you have any further proof to substantiate your claim?

Rocky…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-12-08 17:20:10 CST (-0500)

some may be slightly “ventricose,” but not nearly enough for G. picreus.
a squash mount may help…but, imo all those mounts do is alter the cell…
a stain would just obscure the color…
h20 is the best bet when trying to judge color.

i think these are Galerina…

The cystidia
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-12-08 17:14:05 CST (-0500)

Several are ventricose. The thin cylindrical cystidia look to be half obscured, can we be sure they are not abruptly ventricose as well?

I wouldn’t really expect to make out cystidia cell contents without stain, would you?

Oluna & Adolf…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-12-08 16:58:43 CST (-0500)

the spore measurements are much too large for G. picreus.
also, the cheilocystidia should be ventricose and sometimes with a brown pigment.
they might be Galerina…
as always, it’s a pleasure to look at your observations.

Oluna & Adolf…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-12-08 14:14:41 CST (-0500)

did you measure the spores by any chance??

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