Observation 59984: Xeromphalina Kühner & Maire
When: 2010-11-28
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Cheilocystidia and pleurocystidia absent.

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Ah, there you go…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-12-03 07:28:35 PST (-0800)

Well that sounds like Xeromphalina to me… Lets see, well there is this:


There are slight differences in spores sizes there… but looks most probable is X. fulvipes if bitter. Should have rather narrow spores, only 2 um wide. Dimi has an example:


By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-12-03 01:20:13 PST (-0800)

I put 3% KOH on a fresh specimen and it instantly turned a very dark crimson, then very dark brown.

Are you sure?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-11-30 03:53:46 PST (-0800)

How big was this, was it tiny? If you still have a fresh one, put a tiny amount of KOH on a small part of the cap, and see if it goes brick-red. I wonder if this is another of the notched-gill Xeromphalina you see rarely on the northern coast.

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