When: 2009-01-24

Collection location: Albion, Mendocino Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found on wood chips in the new landscaping of the Field Station. This was the first time for these to be added to the species list, no one worried about the little brown guys before it seems. With the new wood chips on the landscaping there were quite common this weekend.

Adding some micro-details:

The first micro-shot is of the cap surface at 400x in Meltzer’s. The cap surface is cellular, without pileocystidia, or gelatin.

The second micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. The cheilocystidia are lageniform to fusiod-ventricose, with acute ends. Also 4-spored basidia, no pleurocystidia, and no reactions to the reagent.

The third micro-shot is of the stipe apex at 400x in KOH. The caulocystidia are similar to the cheilocystidia, with intermixed globose elements. No cystidia obs. at the stipe base, also clamp con. obs.

The forth micro-shot is of spores from stipe apex at 1000x in KOH. Spores are ellipsoid, smooth, with a germ pore. Ave spore size : length – 9.95 +/- 0.32 (err 0.11) um, width – 5.46 +/- 0.13 um (err: 0.07) – q : 1.82 +/- 0.06, on 11 spores.

And, slightly inspired by Oluna I thought I would post my notes. Although they are going to look sparse and amateurish in comparison.

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