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Observation 159822: Galerina Earle

When: 2014-02-16

Collection location: Gainesville, Alachua Co., Florida, USA [Click for map]

Who: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)

Specimen available


spores on gill edge and 2-spored basidia @400x .
cheilocystidia @ 400×.
2-spored basidia. oil.
spores. oil.
2-spored basidia. oil.
cheilocystidia. oil.
cheilocystidia. oil.
2-spored basidia. oil.
pileocystidia. oil.
pileocystidia w/ measurements. oil.
pileocystidia. oil.
caulocystidia. oil.
caulocystidia. oil.
caulocystidia. oil.
spores @ 1000×.
spores @ 1000×.
spores @ 1000×.

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Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: cheilocystidia size and shape.
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Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features

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Add Comment
i think…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-21 14:24:36 CST (-0500)

that all of these “different” species; we are seperarating based on minute microscopic differences may, in fact be the same.
this specimen is confusing and shows a lot of microscopic morphology…
i’d really like someone else to make sense of it for me.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-21 13:38:52 CST (-0500)

the new spore shot…reveals a plage, does it not?
these spores were taken from a print of a mature fruit body.

clamp connections…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-20 04:03:20 CST (-0500)

according to:

clamps may be present in Tubariopsis on “some few septa.”

no clamps…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-19 12:02:22 CST (-0500)


maybe i am mistaken…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-19 01:36:38 CST (-0500)

about the clamps.
i’ll have another look.

about the spores…
what i meant was, they are roughened everywhere/no plage.

I’m sure…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2014-02-19 01:27:08 CST (-0500)

I’m sure it doesn’t have clamps. And the spores in Tubariopsis don’t have a plage actually. Just to be annoying.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-18 20:32:07 CST (-0500)
If this has clamps
By: Byrain
2014-02-18 20:29:22 CST (-0500)

Shouldn’t it be not Tubariopsis? How about the spore plage?

caulocystidia added…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-18 18:31:31 CST (-0500)
i’ll look now…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-18 18:03:50 CST (-0500)
Oh, but…
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2014-02-18 18:00:36 CST (-0500)

But the caulocystidia should be numerous, and obvious. They should be capitate, but that could be interesting since most of the cheilocystidia there are not capitate, which is somewhat interesting for a Tubariopsis.

By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2014-02-18 17:59:08 CST (-0500)

Tubariopsis do not have any pleurocystidia. They do have basidia, and some can be elongated more than others, but not by much. But no pleurocystidia.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-18 14:47:16 CST (-0500)

i am having a hard time figuring out the pleurocystidia issue.
just looks like a bunch of basidioles to me…

pileocystidia present…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-18 14:10:00 CST (-0500)

image added.
spores are roughened all over.

By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-18 13:11:48 CST (-0500)

to both Rocky and Douglas.

Can you
By: Rocky Houghtby
2014-02-18 12:50:04 CST (-0500)

Look for pileocystidia?

Keep meaning …
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2014-02-18 11:40:12 CST (-0500)

I keep meaning to get back to this, but I’ve got a busy week. But just to check, could make sure to dry these, and pop them in a ziplock, just in case they might be interesting?

thanks Byrain…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-17 14:32:45 CST (-0500)

that is a better idea anyway…

Galerina sect. tubariopsis…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-17 14:29:01 CST (-0500)

cannot add name.

thanks Douglas…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-16 15:59:38 CST (-0500)

doing micro now.

Yeah, that looks like it
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2014-02-16 15:56:24 CST (-0500)

Yeah, looks like Galerina, in the section Tubariopsis. Doesn’t look like Sphagnum there, so, not one of those species. Could be a real G. clavata, this is Florida, could be the famed G. hyterocystis, could be other things. Micro details would be interesting.

i’m pretty sure…
By: Richard Kneal (bloodworm)
2014-02-16 15:04:12 CST (-0500)

this is the first Galerina species i have seen in florida.