Observation 199010: Trichocybe Vizzini

On very rotten wood. Largest caps 1 cm.

Spores 5-6 × 2.5-3, inamyloid. Basidia 4-spored, 22+3 x 7. Clamps in all tissues. No cheilocystidia.

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By: Ruzica and Sava Krstic (ruzasava)
2017-12-08 00:15:06 CST (-0500)

Thanks for suggesting this name, Jacob. It’s new to me, I just looked at the paper by Vizzini et al. Trichocybe puberula seems close both macro- and micro-. The spores here are significantly smaller, there are no cheilocystidia and my caulocystidia don’t match. When I get a chance, I’ll try to reexamine this collection—-to check what I first found, and to obtain more microscopic data.

As for sequencing or any other serious further work on these mushrooms, whoever wants them can have them.

beautiful documentation, as always, Sava.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-12-07 17:01:30 CST (-0500)

This might be a good one to run the DNA on. And with its collection location, maybe you can get the SC Mycoflora project to finance!

with that insanely hairy cap
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-12-07 16:59:08 CST (-0500)

AND an eccentric stipe, I think you have a good Genus match!

I’ll just bet that it’s a new species, though.