Collection location: Los Trancos Preserve, Palo Alto, California, USA [Click for map]
Found under live oak.
The first micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. The cheilocystidia are more or less uniform, mostly cylindrical, with slightly inflated ends. No pleurocystidia were obs., also there are 4-spored basidia seen.
The second micro-shot is of spores from the gill at 1000x in Meltzer’s. The spores are ellipsoid, pointed, tan, no germ pore, lightly roughened, and non-dextrinoid. The ave. apr. size is 12 × 6 um.
With the light colors on the cap, light brown disc with off-white margin, and the cylindrical cheilocystidia, and non-dextrinoid lightly roughed pointed spores, this all seems to agree with Hebeloma crustuliniforme.
Of course no that I look this over again, the differences are rather slight… I might need to keep looking at more Hebeloma to get more confidence, but this looks good for now.
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