When: 2016-12-30

Collection location: Edgebrook Woods, Cook Co., Illinois, USA [Click for map]

Who: Nicolle Omiotek (Lilmyco)

Specimen available

Identification of the specimen was done through the combined help of Patrick Leacock and Wyatt Gaswick. Mushroom was originally observed and collected by Carol (Patrick’s friend.) Rocky Houghtby made an observation of this specimen fresh which reveals other important characteristics. MO link of fresh specimen: http://mushroomobserver.org/251848?q=1SDn


Flexuous cheilocystidia
Flexuous cheilocystidia
Flexuous cheilocystidia
Flexuous cheilocystidia
Clamp connection.
Ellipsoid spore, slightly inequilateral.

Proposed Names

3% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Flexuous cheilocystidia, smooth ellipsoid spores.
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Typo

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By: Nicolle Omiotek (Lilmyco)
2017-01-07 04:29:44 CST (+0800)

Give thanks to Patrick Leacock’s friend Carol who was lucky enough to find this beauty!

Cool find!
By: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)
2016-12-31 09:47:34 CST (+0800)