Observation 50967: Lepiota magnispora Murrill

When: 2010-08-14

Collection location: Ježkovice, Czech Republic [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found under spruce and pine (maybe some fir).

Adding some micro-details:

The first micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. There are a few cheilocystidia here are are broadly lageniform. The gills were kinda beat up, and not many were seen.

The second micro-shot is of spores from the gill at 1000x in Meltzer’s. The spores are ellipsoid, smooth, dextrinoid, with no germ pore, and has a super-hilar depression. The apr. size is 15 × 5 um.

This seems to match rather well Lepiota clypeolaria, esp. with the floccose stipe.

Proposed Names

18% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Funga Nordica
Based on microscopic features: As described in text.
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: The spore shape is typical for L. magnispora. Lepiota clypeolaria spores lack that straight back (the spore on the left shows it perfectly). The colours are also too dark for L. clypeolaria, and the whole mushroom is too fluffy – fits L. magnispora on all counts!

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