Pluteus_sp.1
Pluteus_sp.1
CS215_Pluteus
Pluteus_sp.1
Gill detail
Cap detail
Basidia
Pileipellis upper layer
Caulocystidium
Cheilocystidia
Gill trama
Pleurocystidium
Spores
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Pluteus sp.1
CS215 Buskett (19/1/11)
Description: Small agarics, solitary to scattered, on very decomposed wood/twigs under Acanthus mollis.

Pileus: Conical to flat, smooth but with cracking surface in the middle, drab brown with a darker colour in the centre; diameter 30mm wide; velar remnants absent.
Stipe: White to pale brownish, straight thickening slightly towards the base, with shallow channels untwisted (see P. podospileus); 3.5 - 4.5mm diameter, height unrecorded.
Gills: Free, crowded, dark pink in colour, L= about 48 l=1-5.
Spore print: Clay pink.

Microscopy:
Pileipellis: Cellular (29-34µm diameter) with a lower layer of interwoven hyphae.
Basidia: 2- and 4-spored, 26-35µm x 8-11µm.
Gill trama: Convergent
Cheilocystidia: Present as large inflated cells, 33-50µm x 12-19µm.
Pleurocystidia: Rare, inflated cells.
Caulocystidia: Present, cylindrical.
Spores: Rounded to globular, rough to warty without germ pore; 6.9-8.1µm x 6.1-7.2µm, Q=1.01-1.21, Qm=1.09

This specimen looks similar to
Pluteus diettrichii Bres.
CS215 Buskett (19/1/11)
CS215 collected specimens
Cap detail
Gill detail
Caulocystidium
Pileipellis
Pleurocystidium
Gill Trama
4-Spored basidia
Cheilocystidia
Spores
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