Observation 50968: Lepiota tomentella J.E. Lange

When: 2010-08-14

Collection location: Ježkovice, Czech Republic [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found under mixed hardwoods, mostly oak.

Adding some micro-details:

The first micro-shot is of the gill edge at 400x in Meltzer’s. The cheilocystidia are lageniform with broadly rounded ends. No pleurocystidia were obs. The basidia were obs. to be 4-spored.

The second micro-shot is of spores from the gill at 1000x in Meltzer’s. The spores are ellipsoid, smooth, dextrinoid with no germ pore, but with a super-hilar spur. Apr. size is 9 × 4 um.

Putting together with Funga Nordica key to Leptiota, this all seems to match well enough with Lepiota tomentella. (Although I’m getting a bit out of my depth here…)


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Used references: Funga Nordica
Based on microscopic features: As described in the text.

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