When: 2010-10-18

Collection location: Sierra de Quila, Jalisco, Mexico [Click for map]

Who: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)

Specimen available

Cheilocystidia clavate.

Did not look for pleurocystidia.

One spore was measured, it was 5.37 × 3.84 micrometers.


with KOH
with KOH
with KOH
with KOH
gill fragment

Proposed Names

87% (1)
Recognized by sight: On well decayed wood, yellowish
Based on microscopic features: Cheilocystidia inconspicous and clavate. Spores broadly elliptical, within the listed size range, and with a conspicuous hilar appendage. (apiculus)
Based on chemical features: Stains red when KOH is applied

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Add Comment
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2010-10-28 00:32:52 CEST (+0200)

The red color is from the KOH.

They do sometimes turn a reddish/purplish color naturally when they rot, similar but darker than the KOH color.

Are the ones with multiple colours
By: Tom (LanLord)
2010-10-28 00:14:56 CEST (+0200)

like that naturally or is that from application of KOh?

If natural, that is amazing looking.