Observation 50960: Crepidotus variabilis (Pers.) P. Kumm.
When: 2010-08-14
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found under spruce and pine (maybe some fir).

Adding some micro-details:

The first micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in KOH. The cheilocystidia here are clavate to cylindrical, but many with contorted ends, with randomly shaped apecies. No pleurocystidia were obs.

The second micro-shot is of spores from the gill at 1000x in KOH. The spores are ellipsoid, light tan, and punctate. The apr. size is 6 × 3 um.

With the randomly shaped cheilocystidia, and the small ornamented ellipsoid spores, and the white caps, these are Crepidotus variabilis.

(thought they would be C. cesatii, with the small white non-hygrophanous bodies, on small woody debris. But not so much, maybe the different habitat, on spruce twigs, is important on knowing these are different.)

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Used references: Funga Nordica, some others.
Based on microscopic features: As described in text.

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