When: 2007-12-29

Collection location: Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Also grabbed at the mycoblitz. Little brown job, I grabbed just to make sure it wasn’t a Galerina, and it wasn’t, it is a Tubaria.

The first micro-shot is of the cheilocystidia, and unlike Galerina these are very random. Actually unlike most genera I think. The cystidia are straight, bent, branched, clubbed, sub-acute to sub-capitate, clustered and singular. This shot is at 400x of a gill edge in Meltzer’s.

The second micro-shot is of some spores stuck on the stipe apex in KOH, at 1000×. Here the spores are oblong, smooth and thin walled. Also others not stuck on the stipe were light brown (very light) in KOH.

Other details, the cap is a non-viscid cutis, and the spores are non-dextrinoid, and inamyloid. And this makes it a Tubaria. And this genus is pretty much ignored by all, so this is probably an undescribed species also.
(Although Else gave me a copy of a fine study of a section of Tubaria that she was a co-author on (and pointed out a photo taken of a described species from her front lawn, you find em’ where you find em’ (And she has now taken a photo a another ’shroom that I found in my front lawn and published that in a paper also, she likes these front lawn photos? (And this is the last parenthetical statement here, sorry (I promise))))).

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