Observation 175493: Conocybe apala var. albipes (Otth) Arnolds 2003

When: 2014-08-28

Collection location: Belmont-Cragin, Chicago, Illinois, USA [Click for map]

Who: Rocky Houghtby

Specimen available

Notes:

Ecology
Enriched garden soil

Pileus
At first nearly cylindric, yellow-tan, darker at margin, striatulate, viscid, becoming narrowly conic, not fully expanded, white with yellow hints.

Lamellae
Narrow, white at first, deliquescing.

Stipe
Coated in pruinescence, longitudinally striate, white, hollow, basal bulb seemingly with a minute rim.

Spores
15.08 X 8.39
15.61 X 9.37
14.12 X 8.74
14.95 X 8.85
15.20 X 8.47
15.70 X 8.68
14.71 X 8.39
14.95 X 8.86
15.05 X 9.07
15.20 X 9.51
15.89 X 8.96
15.88 X 9.35
14.83 X 8.91
14.11 X 8.48
14.79 X 9.22
16.12 X 9.47
14.38 X 8.63
15.42 X 9.68
13.01 X 8.67
15.02 X 9.37
15.03 X 9.15
16.85 X 8.56
14.73 X 7.64
16.89 X 10.01
16.28 X 9.39
15.55 X 8.73
15.17 X 9.10
15.14 X 7.85
16.29 X 8.87
16.04 X 9.31
Range- (13.01)16.85 X 10.01(7.64)
Avg-14.74 X 8.92
Q range- 1.68-1.70
Q 1.65

Dark orange in deposit, appearing to be smooth or at least very minutely verrucose, large apical germ pore, spore walls thick, only 4-sterigma basidia observed.

germ pore
1.72
1.73
1.92
1.57
1.66
1.36
1.76
1.51
1.65
1.80
1.69
1.80
1.69
1.56
1.88
1.56
1.88
1.79
1.57
1.74
1.68
1.69
1.92
1.52
1.42
1.47
1.46
1.88
1.37
1.21

Range- 1.2-1.9
Avg- 1.6

Cheilocystidia
28.30 X 13.66
33.45 X 12.41
31.09 X 10.73
31.41 X 8.85
31.69 X 9.74
25.62 X 8.50
30.91 X 12.10
31.45 X 10.05
31.25 X 8.53
28.06 X 10.54

Range- (28.06)33.45 X 12.41(8.50)
Avg- 30.32 X 10.51
Q range- 3.3-2.6
Q- 2.8

Deeply embedded, truly lecythiform with globose capitulum

Capitulum
5.37
5.59
4.76
4.65
4.93
5.77
5.43
5.68
5.07
5.18

Range- 4.65-5.77
Avg- 5.2

Pileocystidia

very scarce, filamentous with capitulum.

Caulocystidia

very abundant, lageniform to flexuous, filamentous, absolutely no lecythiform caulocystidia observed

Proposed Names

84% (1)
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Recognized by sight: Parabolic/conic, deliquescent, pruinose stipe, basal bulb
Based on microscopic features: No lecythiform caulocystidia, sparse pileocystidia with capitulum, thick to thin walled spores, large germ pore.

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