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Observation 97843: Pluteus Fr.

When: 2012-06-20

Collection location: Culpeper Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

Dried cap, black, 5mm wide, 4 mm high, total hgt. including stipe approx 7 mm. Microscopy inconclusive. Some relatively large spores, many immature spores, some gill edges seem piled with immature spores, some gill edges bare. No cheilocystidia observed. Photographed in water with actively moving micro-organisms. Congo Red not used. Phase contrast provided by scope; contrast enhanced by photo processing software.

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Dissecting scope
Dissecting scope
Dissecting scope
Relatively mature spores, bacteria or protozoa actively swimming between the spores
Gill edge
gill edge
immature spores

Proposed Names

64% (2)
Recognized by sight: too sturdy for mycena; are those pink gills that I see in your sectioned cap?

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By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-10-11 22:05:59 -03 (-0300)

Did you see the fresh specimen?

Maybe it is sturdy and it is not clustered…,

Microscopy added
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2012-06-28 01:42:23 -03 (-0300)