When: 2015-12-30

Collection location: Parque de Monsanto, Lisboa, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Same place than my recent observations of this genus, including observation 224024. Unfortunately, start raining and I could not save better photos.


Microscopy: Spores (x1000, in water);
Microscopy: Spores (x1000, in KOH for better observe the eccentric germ pore);
Microscopy: Gill edge (in water with a drop of congo red);
Microscopy: The enormous cystidia (mainly, cheilo-);
Microscopy: Veil (in water with a drop of congo red);
Microscopy: Pileipellis (in water with a drop of congo red);
Microscopy: Stiptipellis (in water with a drop of congo red) – Some irregular hyphae, but no caulocystidia found.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
58% (1)
Used references: Flora Agaricina Neerlandica, Vol. 6; Uljé keys to subsections and species in Coprinus: http://www.grzyby.pl/...
Based on microscopic features

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Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2015-12-31 16:57:53 PST (-0800)

I was well deceived by the features of this specimen; was expecting something in Coprinopsis sect. Nivei and I end up with Coprinellus flocculosus, since the microscopic features point in that direction. My only concern is now related with the dimensions observed for the enormous cystidia found, that are far beyond the dimensions given for that species in the references.