Observation 189178: Hebeloma (Fr.) P. Kumm.

When: 2014-11-20

Collection location: Juliana Trail, Longview, Gregg Co, Texas, USA [Click for map]

Who: L G Price (LG_Price)

No specimen available

Cap – 1.75 inch across. Medium brown, richer color at center of cap, grayer toward the edge of the cap and white edged. Slightly tacky feel to the cap ( it had rained the night before ). surface of cap pulls off in short 1/8 inch strips. Flesh is white ( see photo with cross section).

Gills – White but turning grayish-tan due to spore. Gill attachment, notched.

Stipe – white. About 1 1/4 inch long including roots. Rooted in soil. Stipe about 1/4 inch thick.

Mycellium – white.

Smell – moderate mushroom smell.

No liquid when broken, no bruising when torn in stipe or cap.

Spore print – Medium grayish brown.

Spore shape, ornamentation – see photos. (note: most of the spores burst open when the slide was prepared. Perhaps I put too much pressure on the slide. I heated the slide some so maybe that is what made them burst. There are small oil droplets by the spore that burst.

Spore size .
[20/1/1]L (-)7.8-9.5(-9.7) μm x W (-)5.4-6.2(-) μm, (L’ = 8.7 μm, W’ = 5.7 μm), Q (-)1.4-1.7(-),* Q’*= 1.53

Pileipellis filamentous – see photos.

Habitat – woods next to trail in leaf litter, not attached to wood. Nearest mature trees – Loblolly Pine, Shortleaf pine, others – Sweet Gum, other hardwoods. Several growing in a loose group.



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