Observation 18623: Rhodocybe Maire

Pileus plane, slightly depressed over disc, nearly circular.
Very dark brown. Hygrophanous to medium reddish-brown. With thick, rubbery cuticle.
Lamellae adnate to slightly decurrent. Dull clay-brown to amber-brown in side view. Edges lighter (beige-buff).
Stipe medium gray-brown, finely and incompletely vertically-striate with whitish-buff lines.
Apex pale scurfy-punctate. Base with long white mycelial cords and fairly abundant, short-velvety tomentum.

Odor faintly fruity
Taste indistinct

Pilepellis with incrustations, with entangled radially and periclinally arranged elements.
Caulocystidia at apex narrow, long, cylindrical, some septate.
Cheilocystidia relatively short, clavate.
Lamellar cystidia narrow, cylindrical to slightly narrowed at tip.
Basidia fat, globose.

Spores roughened, hyaline in KOH, not amyloid, very weakly dextrinoid or more frequently not at all. Elliptical, with rather weak but curious slight “pinching” around the middle of some spores. 9.6 × 5 μm.

Spore print attempted but resulting deposit very light, nearly invisible.

Specimen at UCSC Herbarium.


Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Note slightly pinched shape near middle of spore.

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