Notes: Growing in a cluster of 3 out of thin mycelial mat adhering to soil. One additional fruitbody nearby (already removed from ground).
Location is very dry, receiving appx. 5" of a rain/year, but area experienced recent torrential rains/flooding.
Mushrooms were already a little desiccated when found. Spore print pink. No distinctive odor/bruising.
Note: I am just learning microscopy, so I would not emphasize that too much in case my numbers are off!
Specimen in personal herbarium.
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Most Pluteus species have large cystidia that aren’t all the difficult to find. (Well, if you want to distinguish between pleuro and cheilo, a carefully prepared section should be made.) A stained smash mount of a small speck of gill material should provide a look at some cystidia. Shape(s), dimensions, and numbers of horns could be helpful.
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