Observation 296156: Pluteus sect. Pluteus

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Also whether the “horns” on the pleurocystidia are bifurcated or not
By: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)
2017-10-31 01:14:52 EDT (-0400)
Refer to the link below
By: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)
2017-10-31 01:13:49 EDT (-0400)

This is definitely something in Pluteus section Pluteus and could be Pluteus cervinus. Behind that, Pluteus hongoi and Pluteus petasatus are some of the other common Pluteus species in that section that grow on hardwoods in the Midwest. Other important features are the presence or absence of clamp connections in the hyphae in the pileipellis and the shape of the cheilocystidia and “intermediate cystidia”. The key to species in the Eastern Nearctic in this paper is probably the best resource for these.


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By: Huafang
2017-10-30 23:21:24 EDT (-0400)

I did do microscopy on this. I uploaded two micrographs. Pleurocystidia 72-74 × 12-14um, spores 7-7.85 × 4.5-5.8. What other options we have? Or what I should look for to confirm its identity?