Observation 26027: Hebeloma velutipes Bruchet
When: 2009-09-27
Collection location: Thoiry, France [Click for map]
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found under spruce.

This seems to be the best id from the Vesterholt Hebeloma book, given the spruce habitat. These are fairly yellow, and they should be a lighter pale tan, but he remarks that these turn yellow-brown as they age. These were the only ones left from the large grouping, where the rest had turned into a nice brown-black goop in age.

They had a nice odor of radishes, really strong.

The first microshot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. Here the cheilocystidia can be seen, and they are mostly cylindrical with a enlarged end.

The second microshot is of spores at 1000x in Meltzer’s. Here the spores here the spores are ellipsoid and pointed (subamygliform), and with a roughened surface. Here the spores look non-dextrinoid, although the discription of the species should be dextrinoid, but I’m not sure how strongly, he mentions some species as weakly dextrinoid, and others as strongly dextrinoid. I don’t see much of a red-brown in the spores here.

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