Observation 73701: Deconica castanella (Peck) Noordel.

When: 2011-08-04

Collection location: State Game Lands Number 72, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)

No specimen available

Didn’t get a good spore print but they appeared to be dark brown to purple brown.
Growing on humus in mixed woods.
Spores were ~ 7.0 X 5.0 microns without much variance. They seemed to have a small germ pore judging by the hazy area on one end.
They may have been ID’d at the NAMA Foray but I didn’t see them on the tables.
There was a fair amount of smallish Cheilocystidia and Caulocystidia.


Spores in KOH @ 1000X.
Caulocystidia in Congo Red @ 1000X.

Proposed Names

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Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
56% (1)
Recognized by sight: Well, it is just and idea…
Used references: “Strophariaceae”, Noordeloos
Based on microscopic features: Spore size, shape, wall thickness. Cystidia shape close. Not completely viscid cap, with veil fragments. On grasses, not woody debris.

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Thanks Doug,
By: Ron Pastorino (Ronpast)
2011-08-09 19:14:13 CDT (-0500)

Deconica at least pins it down a little and Deconia castenella may not care where it fruits.

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