When: 2008-07-23

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

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

No specimen available

Plenty of material to demonstrate this lepidellas typical macro-character….a rooting, dog-legged stipe! Also exhibits what Rod Tulloss calls “the yellowing disease”, a fairly recent occurence in Eastern (and even some Western, collected and documented by me) lepidellas.

Spores amyloid, phaseoform (kidney shaped), 9-14 × 5-7


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spores seem odd for this species…
By: R. E. Tulloss (ret)
2008-08-04 21:36:11 CDT (-0400)


Did the kidney shaped spores come from one of the yellowing specimens? Usually, this species has straight-sided narrow spores with an average Q of around 2.2+/-.

Sometimes the yellowing syndrome seems to contribute to irregular or stunted spore shape/size.