Observation 30219: Melanoleuca Pat.

When: 2009-11-28

Collection location: St. Genis, France [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Found under spruce and pine, with hardwoods near by, on the edge of landscaping with grass and moss.

For some reason I popped a gill under the scope for these, and thought I might look up some info on Melanoleuca and see if I could id these…

The first micro-shot was off a gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. Here the cheilocystidia can be observed. They are lageniform to fusiod, some with inflated apecies, with striate incrustations on the apex. No pleurocystidia were obs., and 4-spored basidia were seen.

The second micro-shot is of the spores at 1000x in Meltzer’s. The spores are ellipsoid, with amyloid warts, apr. 7.5 um long.

If anyone has good Melanoleuca sources and wants to go about giving these an id, go for it.

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