Parasola schroeteri
Parasola schroeteri
Parasola schroeteri
Underside of cap
CS146_Pleurocystidium
CS146_Spores
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Parasola schroeteri (P. Karst.) Redhead, Vilgalys & Hopple, 2001
CS146 Wied il-Qlejgha (20/11/10)
Description: Solitary to scattered delicate agaric growing amongst grass on wet clayey soil close to stream.
Pileus: Broadly convex, pale orange brown with an orangey centre, sulcate to almost the cap central area, glabrous; 7-13mm in diameter, 3-4mm high.
Stipe: Hyaline, almost straight (sub-bulbous at base), 1-2mm diameter, 20-40mm height.
Gills: Free, distant, initially concolorous with cap but change to black on maturity. L=27, l=0-1
Spore print: Black.

Microscopy:
Pileipellis: Atomate, without setae.
Stipitipellis: Thin hyphal, without caulocystidia, but with external crystal deposits.
Cheilocystidia: Not seen.
Pleurocystidia: Uncommon, large elongated to cylindrical 65µm x 22µm.
Spores: Dark brown to black, large, corn-kernel shaped almost triangular with eccentric germ pore, 12.7-15.1µm x 8.8-12.2µm, Q=1.17-1.48, Qm=1.26
Links:
Index Fungorum
Kees Uljé mirror site
Cap detail
Pleurocystidium
Spores
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