Observation 223813: Melanoleuca evenosa (Sacc.) Konrad

Notes:

Habitat: scattered in duff in conifer forest.
Identification based on: yellow/gray-brown, slightly moist plano-umbonate cap, close, white, notched gills, ellipsoid, white, amyloid spores covered in wart-like spines, and crystal-incrusted hymenial cystidia.
Key Used: “California Mushrooms: the Comprehensive Identification Guide” by Dennis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood, and Frederick A. Stevens.

Images

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Melanoleuca evenosa in conifer duff
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Ellipsoid, white, amyloid spores with wart-like spines in Melzer’s reagent
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Crystal-incrusted hymenial cystidia

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Used references: “California Mushrooms: the Comprehensive Identification Guide” by Dennis E. Desjardin, Michael G. Wood, and Frederick A. Stevens.
Based on microscopic features: Ellipsoid, white, amyloid spores with wart-like spines and crystal-incrusted hymenial cystidia

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Love the photos
By: Ben Anderson (btanderson)
2015-12-05 22:22:36 CST (-0500)

but… “California Mushrooms” says Melanoleuca evenosa occurs under montane conifers “in spring near melting snow in the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges”.

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