Observation 222911: Marasmiaceae sensu lato

When: 2015-11-14

Collection location: Serra de Montejunto, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Growing on wood.


Microscopy: Spores;
Microscopy: Basidia;
Microscopy: Gill-edge
Microscopy: Cheilocystidia;
Microscopy: Pileipellis (x100)
Microscopy: Pileipellis-2;
Microscopy: Pileipellis-3;
Microscopy: Pileipellis-4 (Ramealis structures).

Proposed Names

23% (2)
Recognized by sight
58% (1)
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My background
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-11-19 19:55:00 -05 (-0500)

is rather spotty. As much time as I’ve spend with Dr. Desjardin, I have not inherited his skill for Marasmiaceae. Once I begin to progress through the microscopy and molecular analysis of my many Neotropical collections, I expect I will be more of a resource. Until then, I rely on mostly macromorphological features, and as such, can only provide IDs on the most macro-charismatic of species.

Hi Danny,
By: zaca
2015-11-19 15:51:01 -05 (-0500)

Thank you for your candor, but I thought it could be easy for someone with your background to solve the problem or at least give clues to its solution. As specific literature I just dispose of vol. 3 of Flora Agaricina Neerlandica, where not been able to find anything like it. Thanks also for the list of experts who sent me, of whom only know the second, but by the importance of his work in another genre I’m interested in: Entoloma.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-11-19 12:53:08 -05 (-0500)

I am away from home, and therefore without books. Even with them, I would not likely be of much help here. I can tell you that you have so excellently documented this find that a real Marasmiologist would likely be able to give you a quick and accurate ID based on the information available.

I would try Vladimir Antonin (vantonin@mzm.cz), Machiel Noordelos (m.noordeloos@nhn.leidenuniv.nl), and/or Dennis Desjardin (ded@sfsu.edu).

Danny, can you give me an help on this one?
By: zaca
2015-11-18 19:08:08 -05 (-0500)

I started by observing the pileipellis and soon I realize the existence of the so called ramealis structures at the end of the hyphae; then I thought this could be a Marasmiellus, but neither the spore shape nor the hymenium features applies. In fact, when looking to the gill edge I found some non expected cheilocystidia form, like the prolongment of the trama with roundish cells and of several other forms. For the spores I got the following dimensions:
(6.9) 7.6 – 8.9 (9.2) x (4.9) 5.4 – 6.2 (6.7) µm
Q = (1.3) 1.32 – 1.5 (1.6) ; N = 39
Me = 8.1 × 5.8 µm ; Qe = 1.4
What can it be then?

Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2015-11-18 19:05:39 -05 (-0500)

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