Observation 89922: Galerina clavata (Velen.) Kuhner
When: 2012-03-17
No herbarium specimen

Notes: In Tualatin Hills Nature Park, mixed forest. Seen in several places, growing solo, or in twos. In moss.

Caps up to 3cm, usually smaller. Odor mild, indistinctive.

Spores 9-11 × 5-6 microns. Basidia 4-spored. Cheilocystidia about 30 microns long. Caulocystidia similar. Found only one cell that may be a pleurocystidim.

This seems to be a common mushroom in our area. I’ve seen it (or something looking very similar) many times.

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Spores in water at 400×.
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1000x
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Cheilocystidia in water, 400×.
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Perhaps a pleurocystidium. In Congo Red, 400×.

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By: Sava Krstic (sava)
2012-03-18 16:13:11 MST (-0700)

Thanks for the ID and the comment. Judy Rogers of OMS also suggests G. clavata and says it’s common.

I missed it while working through the key in Funga Nordica because I didn’t see these spores as “distinctly verruculose”.

Looks like…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2012-03-18 12:52:40 MST (-0700)

The standard western US G. clavata here. Those are the normal spores for Galerina sec. Tubariopsis, and the size for the western US G. clavata. The cheilocystidia show is pretty good. There isn’t any pleurocystidia in this one.
The spores should also be finely punctate and do not have a plage.

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