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Observation 153484: Boletales E.-J. Gilbert

Dried specimen collected 28th April 2011 and prepared microscopic images 23rd November 2013. Dried specimen held in private collection.
I was unable to find a spore that was circular as shown and described by Michael Kuo for Strobilomyces floccopus.

All of the spores appear to be elongate, but if viewed from and end, I would imagine they would appear circular in shape.? Melzers reagent was used for the first couple of images, and Lugols for the last couple of images.
The early images were from a section of the lower section of the pileus, and the later were from a section of the top of the pileus.



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-4% (3)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Previous uploads & B.Fuhrer
Based on microscopic features: provided 23/11/2013
78% (2)
Recognized by sight: fleshy fungus with pored hymenium.
Based on microscopic features: elongated boletoid spores.

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Thanks for the input Deb. Will go with your suggestion. Fungi season still a couple of months away, but will endeavour to look further into this type of find and maybe provide some better detailed info. Something to look forward to in the new season. (the microscopic additions are definitely an improvement to ID. Thanks for your support).

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-11-26 17:32:49 PST (-0800)

your very last photo shows boletoid spores, but not the round spores typical of Strobilomyces.
So, you have something even more interesting than Strobilomyces, but that resembles
Strobilimyces macroscopically.

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reloaded as new file for comments please. kk