Observation 60126: Galerina marginata (Batsch) Kühner
When: 2010-12-02
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Growing on a fallen log, amongst moss. Redwoods and oaks about.

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Pileipellis at 400x
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abundant clavate cylindric cheilocystidia seen at 400x
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Cheilocystidia with clamp connections visible 1000x
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spores at 1000x
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Caulocystidia at 1000x

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight: Brown spores, slightly sticky cap cap1-1.5cm diam. Pale margin, striate. Stipe 2cm tall 1-2mm dia.
Based on microscopic features: Caulocystidia present, abundant clavate cylindric cheilocystidia, with hyphal clamps present. Pileipellis is a mixtocutis. spores brown, elliptical 8-11µm x 5-6µm

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Oooh, nice work!
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-12-03 10:46:24 EST (-0500)

Some comments: I think you mean ixocutis? All of these I’ve seen so far in California have an ixocutis, which in the strict sense makes them G. autumnalis, but G. marginata is probably a fine name if you wish to use it. The cystidia are not clavate. Clavate mean wider at the end then at the source, like with basidia. In Galerina studies people call these fusiod-ventricose, which are rather thick at the base, and taper more or less evenly to the end. The ends here are blunt, and some are somewhat clubbed, which is a good feature for these. To get the gold star though you need to show the pleurocystidia… The spores look good, the right size, and rather rounded at the end.

Nice stuff, looks good with the Congo Red.

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