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First off, when I looked at the spore print, I immediately understood why you interpreted the color as olive-green – it definitely looked that way. But as soon as I lifted the ziploc off the orange paper, the spores looked cinnamon-pink. They are a bit darker than most Entoloma spores, which in combination with the orange background gave a strong impression of green-ness.
Spore prints should always be done on white paper, or better yet on glass or clear plastic squares. These minimize color distortion.
I’ll do some microscopy tomorrow.
that would be great. You can send it to the Santa Cruz address. I would be very interested in the spore print as well as the specimen.
Deviations from the spore color listed in Arora are rare, yes. I can think of a red-spore variant for Psathyrella (am I right, CureCat?)…but not much else.
post a picture. I will do it when I get home tonight. I will say that exact color matching from a picture is hard but you can sure tell it is not pink. I printed it on orange paper (thought the print might be white), which might account for some small difference in the perceived color, but even that does not make a pink print look green. I can mail you the print / specimen if you want to take a look at it yourself. If so, email me a mailing address to john.roper at gmail.com. I come across stuff that doesn’t seem to match Arora’s listed print color every once in a while. Is it really that uncommon?
Just noticed you list a collections address in Santa Cruz. Would you like me to mail it to you there?
Can you post a picture?
That would be more than a little remarkable.
I went back and checked the print again and it is definitely green. Maybe with a very slight light brownish ting. You got a love mycology, nothing ever keys out exactly like it should.
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