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When: 2013-08-15

Collection location: Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)

No specimen available

Found on wisconsin white cedar, reported active, slightly tinged blue in herbarium sample. with a fibrillose pileus and lack of persistant annulus.
Spores Dextrinoid. 8.5 – 5.5 µm (+- 2µm)
Pleurocystidia rare, and capitate.
Cheilocystidia growing in tufts, rarely colored brown, often hyaline.
Fasciculate to flask shaped.
All shots are taken at 800x in KOH.
Spore shots are in Melzer’s reagent.


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By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-10-02 16:40:48 CDT (-0500)

a lot of Gymnopilus species share similar microscopic qualities.
However, without study and photos of the specimens that show morphology and habitat we cannot be sure what species we are looking at.
This is especially true when it comes to a species such as G. braendlei.
A vote of “I’d call it that” is presumptuous.

oh yeah they can use them or link the two obs. I dont have the pics….
By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2013-08-16 23:08:26 CDT (-0500)
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-08-16 19:26:56 CDT (-0500)

I meant, was this the collection made by luckothefryish, which it is. Do you think those guys would let you add their pictures to this obs? It would be much more useful…

By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2013-08-16 19:15:32 CDT (-0500)
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-08-16 08:59:00 CDT (-0500)

Nice mounts Caleb.

Lacking Caulocystidia
By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2013-08-16 01:26:02 CDT (-0500)

Keying out to Gymnopilus braendlei from Helser’s Monograph to the genus Gymnopilus.