Observation 50634: Lacrymaria lacrymabunda (Bull.) Pat.

When: 2010-08-09

Collection location: Lainzer Tiergarten, Wien, Austria [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Under mixed hardwood forests, mostly oak and beech.

Adding some micro-details:

The first micro-shot of the the gill edge at 400x in KOH. The cheilocystidia are cylindrical with subcapitate ends. Pleurocystidia were obs. in tight clusters, cylindrical to clavate.

The second micro-shot is of spores from the gill at 1000x in KOH. The spores are dark grey, ellipsoid and warted, with a large germ pore. The apr. size is 10 × 6 um.

With the warted spores, and the fibrous veil, the id is pretty obvious, the cystidia shape helps, and these have to be Lacrymaria lacrymabunda.

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Recognized by sight
Used references: Funga Nordica at least…
Based on microscopic features: Warted spores, and the cystidia shape.

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