When: 2019-07-06

Collection location: Indian Springs State Park, Flovilla, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)

No specimen available

Notes:
Fruiting from well decayed hardwood (appears to be Oak), solitarily. Macro: Pileus about 4 cm wide, plano-convex, slightly obtusely/broadly umbonate, beige to tan to very pale brown, glabrous throughout except for some darkish brown fibrils scattered solely around the disc, margin lined (somewhat striate), Lamellae crowded, pale salmon, free, Stipe essentially even, white, pretty much smooth, though a few pale fibrils present (mostly near upper portion); Odor/Taste nondistinctive; Micro: Basidiospores ellipsoid, smooth, sometimes monoguttulate or appearing to contain granule-like contents, apiculate, hyaline in water to slightly pale yellowish when in KOH, ~ (6.0 – 6.7 -) 7.0 – 10.1 (-10.5 – 12.0) x 5.0 – 6.4 (7.0) μm, (L’ = 8.4 μm; W’ = 5.7 μm; Q = 1.2 – 1.9; Q’ = 1.47); Pleurocystidia abundant, metuloid, cornuate with 2-3(-4) apical hooks (generally entire, rarely bifid), mostly fusiform or narrowly fusiform or more rarely broadly fusiform, infrequently somewhat subutriform, exhibiting a tail-like pedicel at base, ~ 60 – 83 (91) μm x (14) 16 – 24 , (L’ = 74.7 μm; W’ = 18.8 μm; Q = 3.1 – 4.8; Q’ = 4.0); Intermediate pleurocystidia generally similar in appearance, however apical hooks not as consistently developed and also a shorter and more broad than pleurocystidia, without the basal pedicel; Cheilocystidia forming a small cluster at the lamellar edge, hard to examine due to abundant pleurocystidia, mostly clavate in shape or infrequently sphaeropedunculate, ~ 37 – 62 × 14 – 18 μm; Pileipellis a cutis with terminal elements, mostly filled with yellowish to pale brown pigments.

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