Collection location: Cypress Black Bayou Park, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]
This species was growing in several places in this park. The blackish and brownish varieties were growing sometimes near each other and sometimes together. Just for my own assurances, I kept them separate for awhile. After checking the spores under the microscope, I’m satisfied they are all the same species. The spores were essentially all the same size and had the complete reticulations that is reported to be one of the ways of separating species.
The spores were ~ 8.0-11.8 X 6.8-9.0 microns(ornamentation not included), with long hairs and complete reticulations.
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