Collection location: Longview Arboretum at Maude Cobb, Longview, Gregg Co, Texas, USA [Click for map]
Who: L G Price (LG_Price)
Collected in the rain, all – cap, stem were covered by a thick slime layer.
Habitat: Oak woods with some birch. I checked this spot 3 days ago and saw nothing. It has been raining the last 2 days and up they came.
Spore Print – rusty brown
Spore Photos – see attached.
Spore Measurements – (only a few – camera problems)
x # x L x W x Q x
x 1 x 13.2 x 7.6 x 1.74 x
x 2 x 13.3 x 7.7 x 1.74 x
x 3 x 13.7 x 7.8 x 1.75 x
x 4 x 13.8 x 7.8 x 1.77 x
x 5 x 15.4 x 8.4 x 1.82 x
x 6 x 14.4 x 8.7 x 1.66 x
x 7 x 14.1 x 7.3 x 1.92 x
Cap: Purple with brown areas. largest 2.5 inches across cap. (note ruler is in inches, 1/2,1/4, 1/8). Smallest has an intact veil/cortina ( see photos ). Photos show mature cap cross sections.
Gills: violet on smallest turning darker with orange red tints due to spore. close. see photos.
Stem: see photos – in mature it is long, equi width, stained in outer 1/2, hollowing in the softer center. Outer layer somewhat fibrous. Upper half of stem stained violet, lower half ivory color. Some clubbing at base, more obvious in immature specimens, turns to side. White mycellium.
First specimen of this type reported a few days earlier from a location about 30 feet away. See observation 223677
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