Observation 28373: Galerina badipes (Fr.) Kuhner

When: 2009-11-01

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found on small woody debris in mossy area under pines and d. fir.

12/15/2009 – Got these under the scope on 12/13 here, to record the features.

The first micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. There is lots of cheilocystidia here, they are fusiod-ventricose with blunt ends. There was also pleurocystidia obs., numerous and obvious. The spores are dextrinoid and from mostly 2-spored basidia, there were a number of 3-spored basidia obs.

The second micro-shot is of the stipe apex at 400x in KOH. Here there a number of caulocystidia in a clump, also similar to the cheilocystidia. There were no caulocystidia obs. at the stipe base. Also clamp connections were obs. here.

The third micro-shot is of a spore at 1000x in KOH. The spores are ellipsoid, pointed, roughened with a plage, and apr. 10 um long. This isn’t really a great shot here, but the plage is shown fairly well.

And putting this together, you get pretty much a textbook case of Galerina badipes.

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