Single fb growing near mixed conifers ~ 6200 ft.
Cap 3.4 cm across.
Could not get a spore print…used congo red, KOH and finally Melzers to wash some gills.
Spores dextrinoid.
Spores ~ 14.9-19.2 X 5.0-6.8 microns Bolete-shaped, and smooth.
Something close to L. magnispora/cypeolaria/fusispora?


Spores in Melzers @ 1000X
Spores in Congo red @ 1000X
Spores in Congo red & KOH

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There could have been some stray hardwood
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2019-02-11 18:17:03 CST (-0500)

at this elevation I imagine. I’m not real diligent about checking the habitat all the time.
It probably is unusual to find this species at this elevation. I did rely on Else for this ID. Also I see that I have another observation for this species at a somewhat lower elevation, ~ 3800ft, but not with a high degree of confidence.

Interesting habitat!
By: Pgrunow
2019-02-11 16:51:38 CST (-0500)

The habitat and elevation of this find is quite odd. By chance, could there have been a hardwood or two (canyon or black oak, mountain ash, etc) in the vicinity, or has this species been recorded in pure conifers and similar climes before?
If you don’t recall, that’s totally fine. I am just interested.

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