Pluteus podospileus
Pluteus podospileus
Pluteus podospileus
Pileipellis upper layer
Gill trama
Pleurocystidium
Cheilocystidia
Basidia
Caulocystidium
Spores
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Pluteus podospileus Sacc. & Cub., 1887
CS135 Buskett (1/11/10)
Description: Solitary medium sized agaric, on soil under Laurus nobilis, leaf litter or twigs.
Pileus: Conical to flat with central umbo, smooth, dry, brownish with a hint of pink/purple, darker towards the centre but tranparent striate towards the margin; diameter 22 - 28mm wide; velar remnants absent.
Stipe: Almost straight - slightly sub-bulbous at base, smooth, centrally hollow, coloured a paler shade than cap darkening towards the base, shallow channels on stipe which appear twisted laterally from base to cap; diameter 3mm, height 47-50mm.
Gills: Free to emarginate, crowded, cream coloured initially changing to dark pink, l=1-3.
Spore print: Brick coloured (red-brown).

Microscopy:
Pileipellis: Globular (with brown pigment), with a lower layer of interwoven hyphae.
Gill trama: Convergent (inverse).
Basidia: 2- and 4-spored.
Cheilocystidia: Present, elongated but thicker in the centre.
Pleurocystidia: Present, large tapering cells.
Caulocystidia: Present, thin elongated.
Spores: Rounded to globular, rough;
6.5-7.5µm x 5.5-6.7µm, Q=1.00-1.25, Qm=1.15
Links:
Index Fungorum
Fungi of Poland
Lindsey's site
CS185 Buskett (7/01/11)
CS135 Buskett (1/11/10)
Pileipellis
Caulocystidium
Cheilocystidia
2- and 4-spored Basidia
Spores
Convergent trama
Pleurocystidium
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