Observation 21595: Gliophorus lilacipes E. Horak

When: 2009-06-02

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

Specimen available

Found fruiting from the base of a tree fern in native New Zealand bush.


Copyright © 2009 Michael
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Used references: Monograph of the New Zealand Hygrophoraceae (Agaricales) E. Horak.
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By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-11-26 00:02:43 CST (-0500)

Actually, not in all cases, G. versicolor occasionally has a gelatinised lamellae margin but lacks cheilocystidia, this was another factor that had confused me in the past!

Hi Paul
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-11-25 23:45:28 CST (-0500)

I think Michael has indicated clearer what I was trying to say. Many of our Gliophorus have this glutinous edge to the gills and in all cases it indicates the presence of Cheilocystidia.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-11-25 15:21:36 CST (-0500)

Yes, the cheilocystidia are there, I didn’t take any photos of them, just examined them, they are cylindrical and occasionally branched at the tips.

I think what Clive meant was that the gelatinised grey thread at the margin of the lamellae seen in a few of my images would suggest the presence of cheilocystidia!

What cheilocystidia?
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-11-25 15:04:30 CST (-0500)

I don’t see any microscopy with this obs.

I to
By: Clive Shirley (myxo)
2009-11-25 02:07:49 CST (-0500)

would have to go for Gliophorus lilacipes due to the cheilocystidia seen by the gloss glutinous edge to the decurrent gills. Its a very pale form of this species but this does not surprise me as this species is extremely variable in colour.

By: Michael W (Michael Wallace)
2009-11-25 01:08:47 CST (-0500)

I have to agree with Gliophorus lilacipes due to the occurrence of cheilocystidia.
This more recent collection is from the base of the same tree fern so I would say it is that species also!

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