Observation 131868: Conocybe Fay.

When: 2013-04-13

Collection location: Paisagem Protegida do Corno do Bico, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

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By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2013-04-28 10:36:20 PDT (-0700)

is the most renown specialist in Conocybe and Bolbitiaceae. He described dozens of new species from all over the world and also from Europe. I don’t know if anyone will ever follow his concept when he is gone. I also doubt there has been any genetic work done yet. It is impossible even for me with a scope to determine them properly. This is a hell of a genus. Forget about it as soon as possible ;)

By: Byrain
2013-04-27 09:40:36 PDT (-0700)

Yes, I did and forgot to let you know… I’m a bit busy and haven’t scoped much lately, but I won’t forget to get through all the stuff people have sent me. They’re sitting on my desk so I won’t forget. :)

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-04-27 09:19:35 PDT (-0700)

was based on macro of course, didn’t know that had so many look alikes. All seemed to match, the “well manure soil close to conifer woodland”, since there was much dung and rich hummus soil under Douglas fir, and the description and photos matched too, but ok.

By the way… didn’t you receive my package yet?

What is this ID based on?
By: Byrain
2013-04-27 08:49:35 PDT (-0700)

I really think you need microscopy to get a good name on this.

From Flora Agaricina Neerlandica 6:
“Conocybe pubescens is recognised by the large spores in combination
with 4-spored basidia and mixed covering of the stipe. It has been
thought for a long time that this species was restricted to dung or heavily
manured soil. However, C. pinetorum, described from pine wood-chips
in Spain, seems to be identical with C. pubescens. Other collections
were made on humus-rich soil in such a deviating habitat as subalpine
scrub of Alnus viridis. Consequently, only microscopic study can dis-
criminate between terrestrial populations of C. pubescens on the one
hand and C. pulchella and C. digitalina on the other. The latter two
species have never been reported from dung. Dung-inhabiting collec-
tions of C. pubescens may be confused in the field with C. merdaria,
different in 2-spored basidia and smaller spores, as well as C. lenticu-
lospora, a much rarer species with duller brown colours and in addition
smaller, flattened spores and a hairy stipe without lecythiform cystidia.”

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