Collection location: Lebanon [Click for map]
Species not determined
Fruiting body: Cap: broadly convex, becoming almost flat and upturned and slightly wavy margin. Greenish-yellow becoming olivaceous-black in age. Sticky in damp weather becoming dry. Gills: adnate, subdistant, yellowish-beige becoming cinnamon to ochre colored in age. Stalk: simple to slightly tapering downwards, roundish at first but tends to flatten in age, straw-yellow to whitish-yellow, rather shiny when fresh, with none to slight rust-color remnants of cortina just below cap.
Dimensions: Cap: 4-6.5cm across. Stalk: 7-9cm tall and 1.5-2cm thick.
Microscopic features: Spores: fulvous-brown in mass and yellowish-brown under microscope. Ellipsoid to subglobose with a rather thick wall, ornamented (verrucose), 6.25-7.5 × 5-6.25µm.
Occurrence: scattered to close on ground below cedar trees in cedar and Acer area.
Comments & Observations: Comments: mycelium is buried and white. Chemical test: dark brown on gills with KOH.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:02:15 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Lebanon, Middle East’ to ‘Lebanon’
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