CS145_Leucoagaricus leucothites
CS145_Leucoagaricus leucothites
Caulocystidium
Pileocystia
Cheilocystidia
Spores
Dextrinoid spores
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Leucoagaricus leucothites (Vittad.) Wasser, 1977
CS145 Majjistral Park, Bugibba (6/11/10)
CS145 Majjistral Park, Bugibba (6/11/10)
Description: Medium sized agaric, growing on soil amongst grasses.

Pileus: Flat, white to cream coloured, dry, smooth, flesh white unchanging; 63mm diameter.
Stipe: White browning towards the base, with easily detached sheating ring, centrally stuffed, bulbous at base, flesh white coloured darkening on cutting; 7mm diameter to 12mm 'bulb', 60mm height.
Gills: Free, crowded, white, irregular margin.
Spore print: White.

Microscopy:
Basidia: 2-spored and 4-spored.
Pileipellis: Filamentous, irregular thin hyphae interwoven with larger hyphae.
Pileocystidia: Elongated cells.
Cheilocystidia: Present, utriform.
Pleurocystidia: Absent.
Gill Trama: Irregular, with inflated hyphae.
Ring filaments: No clamp connections seen; hyphae branching into 'Y' and occasional rounded hyphae (terminal).
Spores: Ellipsoid, smooth with central oil drop, hyaline, with minute germ pore, dextrinoid; L=7.2-9.1µm; W=5.0-6.2µm; Q=1.28-1.53, Qm=1.43.
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