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Leratiomyces ceres

Observed: 20th October 2012 By: MartincitoMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and LichensMartincito’s reputation in Fungi and Lichens
young with velar remains
young - top view
young nibbled group
more mature group
side view
mature gills
KOH on cap
dark grey spore print
cystidia
4-spored basidia in Congo Red
spores in Melzers
Description:

Bright red mushrooms growing in newly established wood-chipped beds.
Caps initially convex with white partial velar remains around margin, later up to 7 cm across, flat with down-curved margin.
Gills adnate with a notch near stem, wavy, dark grey with lighter edges.
Solid stem about 4 cm long, 9 mm diameter, reddish towards base, white ring zone at top, white mycelium at base.
KOH on cap inconclusive.
Basidia 4-spored, cylindrical cystidia.
Spore print dark grey, Spores smooth, grey in Melzers, elliptical with large germ pore, 10.5-12 x 6-7 microns.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Leratiomyces ceres has been

Leratiomyces ceres has been called "Stropharia aurantiaca" until recently; see the http://www.mushroomexpert.com/leratiomyces_ceres.html for details.