Collection location: Albion, California, USA [Click for map]
There is a section of the Galerina monograph, which are species that intergrade with Cortinarius. I had found these up in Mendocino, and they are the only ones I’ve seen so far that look like both a Galerina and a Cort. at the same time.
So, taking a look at these under the scope. The first micro-shot is of the gill edge in Meltzer’s at 400×. And these have a fertile gill edge, with no cystidia. And it turns out these don’t have cystidia anywhere.
The second micro-shot is of spores at 1000x from the stipe apex. And these spores are warted. Not with a wrinkled surface with a plage. These are cort. spores not Galerina.
The difference between warted and wrinkled is pretty subtle. And I hate to say, well just trust me, and there are probably spores where you won’t be able to tell the difference. It would be good to able to take a better photo, where the difference can be clear. Not sure how to do that.
Anyway, these are really a Cort. which are small and Galerina-like.
|User’s votes are weighted by their contribution to the site (log10 contribution). In addition, the user who created the observation gets an extra vote.|
|I’d Call It That||3.0||6.10||1|
sum(score * weight) /
(total weight + 1)
Created: 2008-04-09 22:37:58 EEST (+0300)
Last modified: 2012-06-07 09:02:09 EEST (+0300)
Viewed: 8 times, last viewed: 2017-06-05 06:50:43 EEST (+0300)