Observation 168475: Agaricales sensu lato

Small cluster of fungi on wood with unusual stipe appearance. Stick was in the forest floor soil but the fungi were well above ground contact. Only this single group found in the area worked. The area was open to semi sunshine and wet at the time of the find.


I am not sure if this micrograph will help ID the fungi, but hopefully it may go towards an ID.. The section used for the micrograph was taken from the Gill formation under the cap, and about halfway between the stipe and outer perimeter of the pileus. The micrograph is at X100 and Lugels reagent ...

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Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Recognized by sight: guesses: Pachylepyrium, Leratiomyces, Pholiota,
48% (4)
Recognized by sight
41% (4)
Recognized by sight
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Have sent email to Byrain for further comment if he wishes to do so. kk

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-08-24 05:19:07 PDT (-0700)

your micrograph is helpful, in that it shows spores of a similar enough shape and size and in sufficient abundance to be relatively certain they came from the agaric in your photos. as for what other features to examine to arrive at an ID, I defer to someone more familiar with Pholiota, Psathyrella, and their associated sister genera. Byrain may have more to offer.

Micrograph added of Gill section (spore) midsection under cap.

Micrograph of gill section midway between stipe and out perimeter of cap. Lugels reagent used and Mag is X100

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