Name: Macrocystidia cucumis (Pers.) Joss.
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Rank: Species

Status: Accepted

Name: Macrocystidia cucumis

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GSD Species Synonymy

Author: (Pers.) Joss.

Citation: Bull. Soc. mycol. Fr. 49: 373. 1934.


Domain: Eukarya

Kingdom: Fungi

Phylum: Basidiomycota

Class: Agaricomycetes

Order: Agaricales

Family: Marasmiaceae

Genus: Macrocystidia

Species: Macrocystidia cucumis

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Cap: 1-6 cm across; bell-shaped at first, becoming broadly bell-shaped, broadly convex, or nearly flat; smooth, silky, or very finely velvety; dark reddish brown, often with a paler margin; fading with age.

Gills: Attached to the stem (sometimes by a notch); close; whitish, becoming yellowish to pinkish yellow.

Stem: Up to 8 cm long and 5 mm thick; more or less equal; dry; finely velvety; tough; colored like the cap, but paler above and darker below.

Flesh: Insubstantial; brownish.

Odor and Taste: Odor strong, reminiscent of cucumbers or fish; taste mild or slightly fishy.

Spore Print: Variable; whitish, pinkish, dirty yellowish, pale pinkish brown.

Chemical Reactions: KOH dark olive, then gray on cap surface.

Microscopic Features: Spores 7-9 × 3-4.5 µ; smooth; elliptical; inamyloid. Enormous, lanceolate cystidia (up to 90 µ long and over 20 µ wide) on cap

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