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Quiz: Lepista flaccida or Clitocybe gibba?

Observed: 3rd November 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
Lepista flaccida or Clitocybe gibba?
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spores in water
Description:

Just a bit of fun... is this L flaccida or C gibba? Please vote by agreeing with one or other of the IDs. I'll post a photo of the spores when the votes are in.

Identifications

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Species interactions

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Comments

Fenwickfield's picture

Can

Can I have a cap measurement please :)

Fenwickfield

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Of course... the specimen I

Of course... the specimen I took home was about 7 cm across the cap, stem was about 4 cm x 0.7 cm. (Thanks for playing!)

martinjohnbishop's picture

Did it have a sweetish smell?

Did it have a sweetish smell?

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I'd say it smelt pleasantly

I'd say it smelt pleasantly mushroomy but didn't really notice anything out of the ordinary at the time.

flaxton's picture

It is so obviously L flaccida

It is so obviously L flaccida from the photos that it must be C gibba ;)
Mal

martinjohnbishop's picture

Wait for the spores :-)

Wait for the spores :-)

GrizzledBadger's picture

Presume it is under conifers,

Presume it is under conifers, the leaf-litter looks like conifer nedles.

Brock

Martincito's picture

There certainly are plenty of

There certainly are plenty of conifers in the Wild Wood, but mixed with broad-leaved trees, smaller shrubs, etc...

Martincito's picture

Too easy!

Too easy I guess... coming soon... Trooping Funnel or Clouded Funnel (assuming I manage to get decent photos of one or the other).

Fenwickfield's picture

make

What is the make and model of your microscope as I think I am getting one for Christmas and need some idea's of what to get,there is a place about 15 miles away from me who sell second hand ones refurbished.

Thanks

Sheila

Fenwickfield

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My microscope

My microscope is a Lomo Biman R13, Russian binocular built like a tank and I love it. Had a nasty moment recently when I tried to clean it... dismantling most of it before I realised that the problem was dust on the camera (I still want to kick myself for that bit of stupidity). There is a review of the scope on this site http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/indexmag.html?http://www.microscopy-.... I have a camera that replaces the microscope eyepiece to take photos direct on a PC - not cheap, not compatible with my current laptop but a lot easier than my previous method of taking photos by holding a compact camera above an eyepiece. There is a lot of info on the web about what to look for in a microscope. Also lots of microscopes on eBay (where I bought mine). Main thing to look for is a 100x oil objective to resolve the details in spores.

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Oh yes... and a mechanical

Oh yes... and a mechanical stage is essential for moving your specimen around searching for cystidia etc. And a built-in light with condenser improves the image a lot. And a budget of several thousand comes in very handy :-)

Fenwickfield's picture

Thousands

Low hundreds was the price range

Fenwickfield

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Quiz tie-breaker...

How about this observation?? Look carefully at the spores...
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/238430