Observation 34462: Contumyces rosellus (M.M. Moser) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys & Lutzoni

Notes:
These were growing on the ground in fairly large numbers near Live Oak and manzanita.
They are rather small( caps up to about 2.1 cm across) and relatively tough.
The spores were white, not amyloid, ~pip-shaped and measured about 7.1-9.0 X 5.0-5.5 microns.
Photos of gill edge also show what could be cheilocystidia.

Images

Spores stained with Congo Red @ 1000X.
Older fruit bodies.
Cheilocystidia in Congo Red @ 1000X.
Cheilocystidia in Congo Red @ 1000X.

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