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Notes:
On forest floor/litter at base of young fir in an old-growth Eastern hemlock stand

nrRNA sequence inconclusive: >99% similar to vouchers identified as H. incarnulatum, H. velutipes and H. crustuliniforme.

Distinguished as H. incarnulatum by cheilocystidia apex width (6.4 uM average of 20 measurements) and by growth with sphagnum under conifers.

Images

Basidiospores and cheilocystidia, 60x objective bright-field

Proposed Names

81% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Grilli E. et al. 2016. Mycol. Progress 15:5.
Based on microscopic features: Cheilocystidia apex width
Based on chemical features: nrRNA-ITS region DNA sequence

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= Observer’s choice
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