Observation 18858: Tubaria (W.G. Sm.) Gillet
When: 2009-02-24
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Spore print not made but the spores appear clear or lightly pigmented in the microscope. Minutely verrucose, with an internal organ that makes them look like eyes.

Found in a lawn.

Cheilocystidia not prominent, does not stick out much from the gill edge, rounded, maybe narrowly clavate.

Images

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cheilocystidia
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Spores 10.8 micron divisions
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Spores 10.8 micron divisions
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Spores 10.8 micron divisions

Proposed Names

31% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Don’t know about the micro-photos, but macro photos look like Tubaria.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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The spores
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-02-28 03:29:32 PST (-0800)

The way they look, convinced me that it’s not Laccaria, but I’m not sure about Tubaria either. The structure of the cap surface is peculiar.. Perhaps someone comes up with a better idea?

laccaria
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-02-27 21:19:49 PST (-0800)

One thing that should convince readers that this collection is Laccaria is that the spores are verrucose. Also the wide gill spacing and fibrous stem.

Laccaria
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2009-02-27 19:40:32 PST (-0800)

I am pretty sure its a Laccaria but I am not sure what is the best way to convince others of this. I took a walk by the spot today and they are fruiting still. I am spore printing them now on foil but they might not drop a good print.

laccaria
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2009-02-27 17:26:22 PST (-0800)

It’s interesting that you thought Laccaria Alan. That was my first thought when I found similar mushrooms a couple weeks ago.
http://www.mushroomobserver.org/18446

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