Observation 214169: Pluteus Fr.

When: 2015-08-25

Collection location: Spencer State Beach Park, Hawai’i, USA [Click for map]

Who: jeff (theoneje)

Specimen available

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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Jeff, a suggestion for a additional micro.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-27 19:46:59 EDT (-0400)

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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