Observation 82980: Tricholoma imbricatum (Fr.) P. Kumm.

Hoping for spores on the slide from this badly degraded material.
Paper stained brown (possibly spore color).

measurements for the specimen in the first picture-
Length of stem 12cm
Width of stem .8 cm at apex, 1.5 cm at base.
Diameter of cap 6.5cm

Gills broad, close, adnexed to notched. Buff to cinnamon in color, mottled darker orange brown.

Cap with reddish brown to dark brown scales over disc, background brown and fading towards margin. Fibrous and velvety. Cap surface splitting and lobed in two specimen.

Stem dark brown towards the base and lighter at the apex. Lower stipe having dark brown scales, brown fibers. Straw to orange brown at apex.

5% KOH applied to pileus, stem, and context. Flashing dark chocolate brown instantly. Context in base of stem very dark brown.
Spores white as shown in microscopy of gills edge.


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5% KOH on cap, context, and stem dark chocolate brown immediately. Material extremely degraded.
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800x water mount
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cap cuticle
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gills face white spores.
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Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Recognized by sight: Tan gills/spores
52% (3)
Recognized by sight: Tricholoma imbricatum seems possible.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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spores added
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-11-22 19:23:20 CST (-0500)

more later when I can get back to this!

Inocybe seems likely
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-11-22 16:49:50 CST (-0500)

If so, this is the largest species I’ve seen so far!

I also collected some new material, found within 5 ft of this collection. I will add the new collection as a separate observation, hopefully comparable to this observation.

thanks Alan
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-11-22 03:44:48 CST (-0500)

for the tip.
My camera allows me to change the AE Metering and the choices are average, center-weighted, or spot.
I would assume a better choice in that setting would be the average setting, “entire scene is used to calculate exposure”
Also, would it help to shoot with an ISO-100 speed in overcast situations where there isn’t enough light?

For those wondering what the hell I was on about in my first comment, I guess ya just had to be there.

what the duece?
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2011-11-22 03:30:48 CST (-0500)

“what the duece?”

Aperture is too open making the depth of field too narrow. A very small amount of flash would give better colors.

ok, it’s late and I’m fried but…
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2011-11-22 03:14:22 CST (-0500)

what the duece?

I thought you said you were being funny?

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