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When: 2009-01-01

Collection location: Bon Tempe Reservoir, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

Specimen available

These were small (caps up to 1.85cm across) and growing most likely on a fallen live oak twig. The caps were fairly viscid and the gills were adnate , close to subdistant and similar but lighter in color to the cap. The rusty brown spores were about 5.5 X 4.5 microns, almost round and a sizable (plage?). No ring or annulus fragments noted on any of them.
Galerina or I suppose Tubaria are possibilities.


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Spores all collapsed
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-01-02 14:40:38 PST (-0800)

How do you prepare the spores and get the photo there? All the spores are collapsed, I’m wondering if that is an artifact on how you prepare the slide, or a quality of the spores.