Observation 45451: Cortinarius (Pers.) Gray

When: 2010-05-14

Collection location: Kaipara harbour, Auckland, New Zealand [Click for map]

Who: Michael W (Michael Wallace)

No specimen available

These specimens were found in soil with an abundance of rotted wood near a stream bed with ferns, the trees were mainly Leptospermum scoparium and Kunzea ericoides.

At first I thought this could be a Galerina species but after examining the microscopic features I think it is a Cortinarius species.

The spores are verrucose, slightly inequilateral in side view and ovate in face view, on average they measure 10×8µm in face view and lack any visible plage, deposit in mass is chocolate brown.
Cheilocystidia are present and are lycethiform with a broad swollen apex.
Pleurocystidia seem to be absent but further examination is needed to confirm this.



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