Collection location: Interstate Highway 10, east of Wilcox, Arizona, USA [Click for map]
along median strip of fast moving, truck heavy Hwy. 10, in open sandly areas near mequite, under hot, harsh, dry conditions, but following monsoons.
Collected and documented by Bob Chapman.
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Like many of the Lepidellas, this has a flocculent UV that readily disappears, only visible in one of the photos, and gone by the time these hit Bob’s lab!
Appendiculate margin, membranous PV, a rooting base and extremely xeric habitat all indicate one the the non-MR Leps. But I will stick it under a scope prior to sending it off for DNA.
eliminate the possibility of Leucoagaricus/Chlorophyllum/Echinoderma? There appears to be little if any basal volva. Maybe spore morphology? I think Meltzer’s would do the trick here.