Collection location: New World Gulch, Gallatin Co., Montana, USA [Click for map]
Cap: 2.5-6.5 cm wide.
Gills: Edges brownish on large specimen.
Stipe: 6-8 × 1-2.5 cm. Volva staining yellowish brown, leaving crumbly annulus-like remnants on stipe of two of the smaller specimens.
Spores: 12-15 × 7.5-11 um (may be inaccurate as I havn’t seen any Vaginatae descriptions with spores that large), finely bumpy?, or with granular contents, globose to eliptical to pear-shaped.
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Thank you, Ed, for this very interesting material. I appreciate your sending it.
Thank you for the great packing job. All arrived safely.
We will watch for its appearance at the post office.
Collection number is EB0095.
Interesting stuff. I’ll get them in the mail soon.
Granular contents is much more likely than a bumpy surface, but search for “crassospores” in MO comments of the past. We’ve had at least one posting that involved a specimen with the “crassospore syndrome.”
There are species in section Vaginatae with spores as big as you describe; and young material can sometimes be in a temporary state of making spores from two-spored basidia before the four-spores per basidium process stabilizes. You might be seeing “giant” spores from a specimen that was near the beginning of sporulation when you collected and dried it.
I would be very interested in seeing your dried material if you are willing to send it.
My address can be found here:
Thank you in advance.
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