Psathyrella candolleana
Psathyrella candolleana
Gills
Cheilocystidia
Spores
Spore print
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Psathyrella candolleana (Fr.) Maire, 1913
Description: Small to medium sized mushroom, gregarious on disturbed ground amongst grass.
Pileus: Broadly ovate to convex, 15-40mm diameter, with appendiculate margin of white velar remnants; colour light buff to light brown, smooth.
Stipe: White, fragile, hollow, straight, 5mm diameter, 70mm height.
Gills: Adnexed, close, evenly brown in colour, L=50, l=1-3.
Spore print: Dark brown.
Colour test: KOH on cap - brown.

Microscopy:
Cheilocystidia:
Club-shaped 39µm x 10µm.
Pleurocystidia: Absent.
Spores: Ellipsoid, smooth with central small germ pore;
L= 6.0-8.7µm, W = 4.3-5.4µm, Q=1.36-1.76, Qm=1.61
Habitat: On soil, Ta' Qali Park (28/09/09)
Close-up of collected specimen CS1 & Spore print
Links:
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Cheilocystidia
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