Thanks for the heads-up on these, Else. they were way cool under the scope! Bolek took home half the collection, too.

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1000x in Meltzers. Spores 29 × 18 microns.
pseudocystidia, 1000x in Meltzers.
tiny, but with nice details (enlarge to see).

Proposed Names

57% (1)
Recognized by sight: tiny orange hairy caps on bark.
Based on microscopic features: GIANT amyloid spores, pseudocystidia.
60% (2)
Recognized by sight: Compare with A. grantii, spore size and clamp connections helps tell it from A. amorphus. All my CA collections have been A. grantii. It is common on the far north coast, usually on Grand Fir branches.

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odd that Else didn’t venture more than a genus guess…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-24 11:20:57 CDT (-0400)

how many species are possible? I can see clamps in my micrograph, but my spores were larger (up to 29 × 18) than either yours or Sava’s.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-04-24 11:11:04 CDT (-0400)
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2014-04-24 11:09:32 CDT (-0400)

one of them may be one here…

got micrographs?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-24 10:58:18 CDT (-0400)

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