Notes: Under mixed hardwood forests, mostly oak and beech.
Adding some micro-details:
The first micro-shot is of the cap surface at 400x in KOH. The cap surface is a hymeniderm, or globose to clavate elements, all rather even.
The second micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in KOH. There are cheilocystidia on a non-fertile edge, these are lageniform with a elongated “neck”, with a long pointy end. Similar pleurocystidia were also obs., along with 4-spored basidia on the gill face.
The third micro-shot is of spores from the gill at 1000x in KOH. The spores are ellipsoid, smooth, with out a germ pore. The apr. size is 7-6 × 5 um.
Not sure to do with all, and I can’t seem to find the Pluteus key from Flora Agaricina Neerlandica on-line anymore, I used to be able to find that. But looking in Funga Nordica at p342, that source suggests Pluteus insidiosus with these cystidia, the even hymeniderm cap and dark colors.
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Your observation shows everything what one needs for ID of your specimen. This is a great example of the proper use of Mushroom Observer! Most of your observations are of this kind. Many thanks and congratulations! Adolf & Oluna
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