Conocybe herbarum
Gills
Conocybe herbarum
Conocybe herbarum
Pileipellis
Cheilocystidia
Cheilocystidium
Spores
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Stipe attachment to grass roots
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Conocybe herbarum Hauskn., 1996
Description: Small sized agarics, gregarious, on soil in open ground amongst grass.
Pileus: Convex, evenly coloured a fulvous brown, smooth with occasional striations on edge; diameter 8-9mm.
Stipe: Cylindrical, straight, brown coloured, fibrillose; 12-15mm x 1-2mm.
Gills: Adnate, close to distant with lamellulae (l=1-3), evenly coloured rust brown.
Spore print: Yellow brown (rust).

Microscopy:
Basidia: 2-, 3- & 4-spored.
Pileipellis: Cellular, with external pigment on the mid to lower part of the upper layer.
Cheilocystidia: Abundant - lecythiform.
Stipitipellis: Hyphal filaments with external pigment present on top of structural hyphae.
Gill Trama: Subregular inflated hyphae.
Spores: Pale yellow brown, ellipsoid with small germ pore, smooth; 7.4-9.2µm x 4.9-5.9µm, Q= 1.42-1.73, Qm: 1.53
CS194 Ta' Qali Park (7/1/11)
Cheilocystidia
Underside of cap
Cheilocystidium
Pileipellis - upper layer
Stipe attachment to grass roots
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Identified by Andreas Melzer, personal communication
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