Observation 20741: Macrocystidia cucumis (Pers.) Joss.
When: 2008-11-06
Herbarium specimen reported


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ah, so it is edible! ;) thank you, that’s what i wanted to know…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-30 22:13:04 CDT (-0400)
formerly called Naucoria
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2009-04-30 17:41:48 CDT (-0400)

it belongs to the Tricholomataceae or to Macrocystidiaceae within Pluteales and has white to sordid pinkish spore print. The genus is small with 3-4 species worldwide, in Europe there’s just this one and one variant of it. It is common on herbaceous debris and has a strong smell like cucumber salad. The cheilocystidia and pleurocystidia are up to 120 µm long and lanceolate-rostrate. There are similar cystidia in cap and stipe as well. If you like cod-liver oil or rancid fish you are invited to eat it too:)

new genus on me.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-04-30 17:30:12 CDT (-0400)

I assume that it has really big cystidia. Who are its closest relations?

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