Observation 74034: Deconica crobula (Fr.) Romag.

When: 2008-08-12

Collection location: Kinns Rd. Park, Clifton Park, New York, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found in wood chips in landscaping.

Going back over some old obs. comparing to the new Strophariaceae book by Noordeloos to see if I have any interesting Deconica obs.

This one kinda looks ok, with the light tan gills when young, and medium brown gills when old (not purple-brown-black gills), viscid cap, floccose stipe without a clean velar ring. Also the spores are roughly 7 × 4.5 um, mostly ellipsoid with some subangular. The smaller spores kinda push this over into D. crobula area.



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Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: “Strophariacaea”, Noordeloos (2011)
Based on microscopic features: Gills more brown than purple-black, spores mostly ellipsoid, some subangular, size less than 7um long.

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