Hygrocybe persistens
Hygrocybe persistens
Underside of cap
Pileipellis
2-Spored basidium
Spores
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Description: Solitary to scattered, medium sized waxy caps, on soil and leaf litter under broad leaf tree.
Pileus: Acute convex to convex with irregular shape, yellow in colour, smooth but sticky, splitting; 35-40mm.
Stipe: Straight, eccentric to roughly central, fragile (splitting longitudinally), pale yellow in colour but white near base, viscid, rather flattish (not rounded), slight darkening on handling, fibrillose; 7-9mm 'diameter', 33-35mm height.
Gills: Free, white to yellow, medium crowded to distant, thick.

Microscopy:
Pileipellis: Filamentous.
Basidia: 2-, 3- & 4-spored.
Gill trama: Regular, thin hyphae.
Cheilocystidia: Absent.
Pleurocystidia: Absent.
Caulocystidia: Absent but several hyphae present on top of structural hyphae.
Spores: Ellipsoid, hyaline, rough; 9.9-12.5µm x 5.6-7.9µm, Q=1.52-2.04, Qm=1.76
CS128 Buskett (26/10/10)
Pileipellis
CS128 Buskett (26/10/10)
Underside of cap
2-Spored basidium
Spores
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