Precise location and habitat unknown. Photographed on the ID table.

Desjardin notes that P. sublateritia is “is usually a darker species and larger too,” but that the micro is a match. Micrographs to come. Any and all additional input welcome in the meantime.

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Proposed Names

42% (2)
Recognized by sight: reddish grayish spore print
Used references: Dr. Dennis Desjardin
Based on microscopic features: thick-walled pleurocystidia

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If I can make it to the herbarium today
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-10-16 13:04:54 CDT (-0400)

I’ll check the spores. Leaving town tomorrow, so if not today, perhaps a grad grunt can do it for me.

By: Byrain
2013-10-16 10:59:10 CDT (-0400)

Without spores we can’t run this through Smith’s keys…

1. Spores in KOH nearly hyaline and not darkening on standing. sect. Homophron.
1. Spores soon cocoa-color or darker in KOH. sect. Cystidiosae.

Looks like what is
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2013-10-16 09:49:53 CDT (-0400)

called P. spadicea in CA. Found ususally on Fir, from the Mendocino coast on grand fir up into the Sierra/Cascades