Conocybe juniana
Gills
Conocybe juniana
Caulocystidium
Pileipellis
Cheilocystidia
Spores
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Conocybe juniana (Velen.) Hauskn. & Svrcek, 1999
Description: Solitary, small delicate agaric on leaf litter, close to Laurus nobilis.
Pileus: Almost flat with a central 'umbo', beige coloured with a darker red brown centre, smooth, dry, plicate at the margins; diameter 11mm.
Stipe: Pale yellowish-brown darkening slightly towards the base, covered with fine white setae (pruinose), almost straight but thickening slightly near cap attachment and base; diameter 1mm, height 50mm. Flesh darkens on cutting.
Gills: Adnate to emarginated, distant to crowded, rust brown coloured, with lamellulae (l=1-3).
Spore print: Rust brown.

Microscopy:
Basidia: 4-spored.
Pileipellis: Cellular without gelatinization, with an intermediate layer of pigment cells and a lower layer of inflated to rounded hyphae.
Cheilocystidia: Abundant - lecythiform.
Pleurocystidia: Rare similar to cheilocystidia.
Stipitipellis: Thick filaments with external pigment deposits, with lecythiform caulocystidia or occasionally ballooned cells.
Gill Trama: Cellular with thick walls.
Spores: Ellipsoid, smooth, yellow-brown coloured with central germ pore, 9.8-12.0µm x 5.8-7.1µm; Q=1.53-1.85, Qm=1.68
CS181 Wied il-Luq (07/1/11)
Caulocystidium
Underside of cap
Pileipellis - upper layer
Cheilocystidia
Spores and basidium
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Identified by Andreas Melzer, personal communication
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