Collection location: University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA [Click for map]
Pileus: nearly black, blue tones present but fairly obscure.
Lamellae: white, often with faint but definitely bluish cast, sometimes with obvious blue tones, transvenose.
Stipe: greyish blue, slightly to distinctly striate.
Spores: < 10 microns (9.6 avg)
Pileipellis with transitions to a trichoderm.
Dominant pigment intracellular and globular in pileipellis (in saturated NaCl solution), perhaps also parietal (see photo).
Subpellis and upper pileus trama with strange small blue granules in NaCl solution (see photo).
The most important features here are:
1. Nearly black, opaque to v. obscurely striate pileus
2. Blue-washed white lamellae
3. Lack of cheilocystidia
4. Spores with Lavg < 10 microns.
Overall, rather similar to L. decolorans but that species has cheilocystidia.
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ill be starting cabrillo in august, I doubt ill be able to finish my pre-requisites by that time :P
but we should definitely go for a small foray!
Yep I’m on campus, and you should transfer before next winter – I’ll be teaching a mushroom class!
We should meet up sometime even if you transfer later.
great campus for mushroom hunting, keep your eyes peeled for Agaricus augustus out there under the redwoods, I found them year round around the campus area and up in those mountains.
you currently attending UCSC?
ill be transferring there from Cabrillo sometime in the next year or two.
and great pics!
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