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Cristina found no spores and no mature basidia after expending quite a bit of effort today. This is one to look for again in 2012.
Again, thanks for sending the material for us to examine.
Perhaps, more on this fellow later…
A couple of things show up clearly in the exsiccatum:
(1) There is a very thin layer of the grayish volva from the cap covering most of the stipe below the bottom edge of the skirt.
(2) In the photos it’s clear that the stipe split superficially on one side of the stem and a rather significant piece of tissue from the stipe surface became a slight recurved scale….from the base of this scale upward, the stipe shriveled much more upon drying then it did below that point. The flesh below that point much have more dense and might be said to represent the “true” bulb of the stem.
It was very helpful to have your images on MO when I was trying to interpret what looked like a flap or limb of volva in the dried material…it was the the “recurved scale” resulting from the splitting of the stem surface
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