When: 2011-06-22

Collection location: Rockwell, North Carolina, USA [Click for map]

Who: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)

Specimen available

(I apologize in advance for the not-so-great macro photos)

I didn’t get a chance to write a description for this one…

Structures on gill’s edge: Balloon-like (?), some are small and round and some are large and elongated.

I believe pileocystidia are present.

The pileipellis had odd structures protruding from it…there was a lot going on up there so I didn’t really know what I was looking at.

Spore Measurements will be posted tomorrow (hopefully)


Spores, 1000x, 1.15 microns per division
Gill’s edge 1000x, in Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Gill’s edge 1000x, in Lactophenol Cotton Blue
Pileipellis 400x, “odd structure” (as mentioned in the notes)
Would this be a pileocystidium?
more pileocystidia (?)
Cross-section 100x, I put a drop of 5% KOH on it the soaked some of it up, then applied a drop of Lactophenol Cotton Blue. Some parts didn’t get stained like I wanted but it’s all good.
Pileipellis 1000x, showing Pileocystidia (?)
400x, vein-like structures in the area of the cap before you get to the piliepellis, I forgot what this area is called…(damn, I need to study more often!)
1000x, vein-like structures.
I think this shows the pileipellis but I’m not sure… but there are the “vein-like structures” again…

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Recognized by sight: Brown cap, pruinose stem
Based on microscopic features: Spores brown, eliptical, with germ pore, around the right size. With brachybasidioles.

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Cool Deal…
By: Matt Sherman (Shermanii)
2011-06-24 12:56:38 PDT (-0700)

Thanks Alan!
I’ll check into it a little more, but it appears that it could very well be B. reticulatus.

I’ve never heard of brachybasidioles before.
Is there a reason that the brachybasidioles were only on the edge of the gill?

By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-06-24 01:52:48 PDT (-0700)

Your cheilocystidia might be brachybasidioles.