Observation 27673: Clitopilus prunulus (Scop.) P. Kumm.
When: 2009-10-30
No herbarium specimen

Notes: These were almost as common in these Sitka spruce woods at this time of year as they can be in the Bishop pines in northern California.
Wanted to see if I could see the ridge in the spores as reported in the literature. Congo red helped a little.

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To improve clarity
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-11-03 01:08:26 CST (-0500)

A good way to see the detail is to stain with congo red; then clear it out by drawing water through by capillary action. You place a drop of water on one side of the cover slip and touch a piece of paper towel on the opposite side. It will dilute the red in the background, while keeping the dye on the spores.

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