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Observation 20139: Galerina Earle

When: 2009-01-31

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

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Brought in by Christian. He looked at the spores under the scope, and they were dextrinoid and had a plage. These are in the section Mycenopsis, the section which has the largest variation of spore ornamentation. These actually have spores that are fairly smooth, no warts or wrinkles, but you can see the perispore covering the spore and a resulting plage. I’ve seen these also at Pt. Reyes, where they were found on the ground with moss. Not sure how this one was found, I’m assuming with moss, but don’t know which kind, or if it was on the ground or on wood.

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Based on microscopic features: Spores dextrinoid, with a perispore and a plage.

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Got it.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-04-10 18:26:49 PDT (-0700)
No, that was another one.
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-04-10 17:31:30 PDT (-0700)

No the G. sahleri was another one. G. sahleri has the calyptrate spores, where the perispore pulls away and gives the spores a “skirted” look. These the perispore stays tight to the spore, and you only see the plage.

I think you said they were near G. sahleri?
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-04-10 15:49:07 PDT (-0700)