Observation 189192: Bolbitius Fr.
When: 2014-11-15
Who: zaca
No herbarium specimen

Notes: I’m used to observe this species in terrestrial habitats, this time it was growing on dung.

Species Lists


Microscopy: Spores.
Microscopy: Basidia;
Microscopy: Lamellar trama and cheilocystidia;
Microscopy: Cheilocystidia;
Microscopy: Pileipellis – Gelatinized layer;
Microscopy: Pileipellis – hyphae below gelatinized layer;
Microscopy: Caulocystidia.

Proposed Names

-8% (2)
Recognized by sight
40% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: All white, according to some references B. coprophilus should not be white.
Based on microscopic features: Spores are maybe a bit short.
55% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2014-11-26 16:23:43 CST (-0500)

Initially I was convinced that it was B. titubans but Byrain call my attention to the lack of yellow tones in the cap. Doing the microscopy I conclude that the features are more likely those of B. coprophilus. So, my acknowledgments to Byrain.

Presently I will not,
By: zaca
2014-11-21 20:45:30 CST (-0500)

but whenever it will be possible, I intend to do it.

If you are going to scope Bolbitiaceae
By: Byrain
2014-11-21 20:33:49 CST (-0500)

Please always include cheilocystidia, its very important. Also looking the pileipellis structure and for any interesting cells on the cap should probably be done with all lbms that are scoped. :)

The yellow is really faint if there, I don’t see it at all, it could be just the exposure. I think if this is B. titubans, it must of had a lot of sun exposure.

The yellow colour was …
By: zaca
2014-11-21 20:21:45 CST (-0500)

only visible from the underside; The cap was white.

Was this yellow at all?
By: Byrain
2014-11-21 20:09:54 CST (-0500)

Maybe you can try the key in FAN6.

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