When: 2016-12-31

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

Who: zaca

No specimen available

The particularity of this observation is that many of the specimens were bigger than usual here for members of this genus, with caps around 15 cm in diameter, which seems not uncommon according to the description in the reference (they can reach up to 21 cm).


Microscopy: Himenium (x400, in KOH);
Microscopy: Cheilocystidia (x1000, in KOH);
Microscopy: Cheilocystidia (x1000, in congo red);
Microscopy: Cheilocystidia (x1000, in congo red);
Microscopy: Basidia (x1000, in KOH);
Microscopy: Basidia (x1000, in congo red);
Microscopy: Spores (x1000, in KOH and in lugol).

Proposed Names

87% (1)
Recognized by sight: My acknowledgment to Professor Henry Beker and Dr. Ursula Eberhardt who determined the Hebeloma species, based on the exsiccata that I sent them, including DNA sequencing.
Used references: Edmondo Grilli, Henry J. Beker, Ursula Eberhardt, Nicole Schütz, Marco Leonardi, Alfredo Vizzini: Unexpected species diversity and contrasting evolutionary hypotheses in Hebeloma (Agaricales) sections Sinapizantia and Velutipes in Europe; Mycol Progress (2016) 15:5.

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