Observation 65855: Pholiotina vestita (Fr.) Singer

When: 2010-02-02

Collection location: Mountain View, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

This is a further work up of the obs. of CureCat:


Ok, from recent comments here, I realized I never posted more work on these. Well, here it is.

The first micro-shot is of the cap surface at 400x in Meltzer’s. The surface is hymeniform, without gelatin or pileocystidia.

The second micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. The cheilocystidia are mostly lageniform to fusiod, slightly random. No pleurocystidia were obs. Also 4-spored basidia were obs. No reactions to reagent in any tissues.

The third micro-shot is of spores on the stipe apex at 1000x in KOH. The spores are ellipsoid, smooth, tan. Germ pore is either very small or uncertain on many spores. Apr. ave. size is 7.5 × 5 um.

Also the caulocystidia were similar to the cheilocystidia, to somewhat clavate.

So putting this all together, it is obviously a Pholiota, and with the more details it fits Pholiotina vestita well.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
Used references: Flora Agarcina Neerlandica vol. 6
Based on microscopic features: as desc. in the text.

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