Collection location: Woodside, California, USA [Click for map]
Found on moss on the bark of D. fir trees.
The first micro-shot is of a gill edge in Meltzer’s at 400×. Here the cheilocystidia can be seen, and they are lageniform, with slightly swollen apecies, although not capitate. The spores are also dextrinoid, and in other obs. no pleurocystidia were obs., the basidia are 4-spored, the cap was a cutis.
The second micro-shot is of spores and caulocystidia from the stipe apex at 1000x in KOH. Here the spores are ellipsoid, and there is a perispore that has loosened, and shows “ears” around the apiculus. So, these are calyptrate spores, and otherwise more or less smooth.
Notes on this id… I’ve been calling these G. sahleri, and that is a “good” id in the fact that the obs. match the species description fairly well. Except, that there are a number of species that would also kinda match the obs. fairly well, depending on how broad you think each species might be. So, these might be this species, or might not, and might require work with the type sample of the species, not sure I want to go that far. But at least all obs. of this “species” in California by me, are all the same species. But in the future these might or might not stay G. sahleri…
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