10% KOH weakly wine red on gills, slowly weak brown on stipe, slowly brown on cap.

Spores 13-17 × 8-10 microns.

Cheilocystidia? 15-22 microns long. Clavate to cylindrical.

Pileipellis an ixotrichoderm, pseudoclamps observed.


Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz
Copyright © 2009 Christian F. Schwarz

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Recognized by sight: Orangey-brown spores, cortina, viscid cap

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Nice Collection — Myxacium, Section Defibulati…
By: Dimitar Bojantchev (dimitar)
2009-12-19 02:31:45 CST (-0500)

Nice observation Christian. Very key point was to look for clamps on the pileipellis for these big Myxacium. You will also note that this one is clearly clampless and they tend to have spores that are lower aspect ration than typically for C. collinitus/trivialis. Our most common member of this group is C. vanduzerensis, but this one shows lilac colors on the cap, thus appears something very interesting. Please preserve.

Those are probably real clamps.
By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2009-12-18 23:03:08 CST (-0500)

The ones I saw were not attached to both long cells, just a curved spur arching off of one cell.

Love your microscopy!
By: Richard Sullivan (enchplant)
2009-12-18 20:33:41 CST (-0500)

Hey, so are pseudoclamps those liitle teeny connector pieces between those long cells , (Like a little patella between a femur and a tibia?)