Observation 27673: Clitopilus prunulus (Scop.) P. Kumm.

These were almost as common in these Sitka spruce woods at this time of year as they can be in the Bishop pines in northern California.
Wanted to see if I could see the ridge in the spores as reported in the literature. Congo red helped a little.



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To improve clarity
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2009-11-03 00:08:26 CST (-0600)

A good way to see the detail is to stain with congo red; then clear it out by drawing water through by capillary action. You place a drop of water on one side of the cover slip and touch a piece of paper towel on the opposite side. It will dilute the red in the background, while keeping the dye on the spores.

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