Collection location: Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]
Found after a couple rainy days growing in rings/grops on a lawn.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:16 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Pennsylvania’ to ‘Lebanon, Pennsylvania, USA’
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the scope is a Nikon Eclipse 55i with a DS-Fi1 digital camera head and DS-L2 camera contrller.
I didn’t know what these were when they sprung up on lawns all over the place around here until Chris Synder of the Eastern Penn Mushroomers described what they were.
The Spore print was done on a glass slide and unfortunately there were not enough spores to see the color. The stain is a Gram’s stain so the color is not native to the spores.
The microscope system belongs to the department where I work and sneak in spore microscopy photos on the side. We just got the scope a few weeks ago and are still learning how to use it. The scope and image capture and measurement software is Nikon. I don’t recall the exact name of the software now – I can find it at work though. The oil immersion lens was on back order but just arrived a few days ago, so my next photos will be at 1000×.
..nice green gill shot, BTW.
Chlorophyllum molybdites. Gill color looks too dark for other lepiotas, while the ring and cap scales are lepiotalike more than agaricuslike.