Observation 67424: Lepista (Fr.) W.G. Sm.
When: 2011-05-15
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Mixed woods, lodgepole pine, hemlock, birch. Growing in moss with heavy mycelial mat.
Cap 11cm, depressed with arched margin. Cream to buff with darker buff disc. Appressed fibrils at disc. Surface like skin or soft leather. Margin is dark brown at the very outer edge, both incurved and flaring upward.
Context thick at disc, white bruising grey brown at apex, spongey and firm.
Gills decurrent, crowded, forking from apex towards margin. Buff to watery brown.
Stem slightly wider at base, whitish buff with fibers that bruise brown. Stuffed but firm. Base of stem with whitish tomentum.


Copyright © 2011 Britney
Copyright © 2011 Britney
Copyright © 2011 Britney
Copyright © 2011 Britney
spores mounted in water at 1600x
Copyright © 2011 Britney
spores mounted in water at 1600x
Copyright © 2011 Britney
spores mounted in water at 1600x

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Clitocybe subconnexa
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-16 16:52:53 CDT (-0400)

can be this large but it is nearly always clustered.

Clitocybe subconnexa
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-16 14:23:25 CDT (-0400)

Seems like a good match Christian. The lined margin, fibrous stem bruising brownish grey, pinkish buff gills when dry, darker disc. The other observations here on MO seem a good visual match.

No distinct cystidia
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-16 12:03:02 CDT (-0400)

should be expected in Lepista. What you should expect, are verrucose, ellipsoid spores and clamps in the hyphae.

Spores added
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-16 11:34:04 CDT (-0400)
spores whitish yellow
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-16 10:56:34 CDT (-0400)

I don’t have a way to measure the spores. Can someone please help me with the calculations once I have posted the spore shots?
Also for Lepista, can I expect not to see pleurocystidia or cheilocystidia?

PNW keys
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-05-16 09:59:58 CDT (-0400)

have it here:


Check if Lepista irina could be a match (its habitat is not as limited as described there..).

keys to Lepista?
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-05-16 09:50:54 CDT (-0400)

I found one or two but those keys deal with Denmark.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-15 22:47:38 CDT (-0400)

thanks walt. still altogether most un-white for any Leucopax I’ve ever seen.

Myxomop FYI
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2011-05-15 19:59:31 CDT (-0400)

We are talking about L. giganteus not L. gentianus

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-05-15 19:42:15 CDT (-0400)

L. gentianus have much whiter gills?

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