Observation 28907: Galerina uncialis (Britzelm.) Kuhner
When: 2009-11-14
Collection location: Thoiry, France [Click for map]
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found under spruce and fir.

Found on spruce cones only. More unbonate/conical and striate than G. marginata. Not sure, maybe there are G. strobilurus? (That isn’t a real species, just a joke, oooh, mycology humor… whatta geek.)

12/16/2009 – put these under the scope on 12/13 -

The first micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. Here the cheilocystidia can be seen, and they are fusiod-ventricose with long thin necks, and blunt apecies. No pleurocystidia were seen. Also the spores are dextrinoid here and from 4-spored basidia.

The second micro-shot is of a spore from the stipe apex at 1000x in KOH. Here the spore is ellipsoid, roughened, with a plage. I’ve more photo of spores for this one, but this shot shows the plage so well.

With these roughened spores, no pleurocystidia, the cheilocystidia shape, you get Galerina uncialis.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
Used references: Watling and Gregory, Fungi Nordica
Based on microscopic features: Cap a cutis, cheilocystidia fusiod-ventricose with long thin necks, blunt apecies, no pleurocystidia, spores ellipsoid, roughened perispore, with plage, dextrinoid.

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