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Tubaria

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
side view
cap
group in wood chips
mycelium
spore print
spores in Melzers
basidia
cystidia
Description:

Scattered group of small brown mushrooms growing on wood chips.
Caps about 3 cm across, flat with upturned margin, greasy, tan colour, darker in centre, striate and lighter towards wavy margin.
Gills adnexed, broad, similar colour to cap but paler, long gills widely-spaced with several tiers of intermediates in between.
Stem 2.5 cm long, 4 mm across, fibrous, fused to wood chips with white mycelium.
Spore print rust coloured. Spores in Melzer's were transparent, broadly ellipsoid, 6.5-8.5 x 4.5-5.5 microns, Q=1.3-1.8.
4-spores basidia. Capitate cystidia.

Identifications

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

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Cystidia shape suggests T

Cystidia shape suggests T hiemalis but spore size is more in line with T furfuracea.