Spores 6 × 5.
I looked for cystidia for 30 minutes and only found one thing that might be cystidia. It was covered with spores and I am not convinced that it is a pleurocystidia. If it was a pleurocystidia it would have been shaped a bit like a traffic cone but slightly slimmer. It was covered with spores so kind of hard to see. No cheilocystidia was observerd on the gill edges.
Pleurocystidia not observed. Cheilocystidia harpoon shaped with encrustations. Spores with amyloid warts.
Cheiocystidia rare, deeply imbedded in the gill edge.
Spores eliptical, (4.5) 5 – 7 (8) x 5 – 6 micrometers.
Pileipellis a trichoderm with brown elements.
Very small, on hardwood, free gills.
Cheilocystidia ellipsoid to globose, measures 46 × 21 and 21 × 15 and 25 × 15.5 micrometers (three measured).
Pleurocystidia subovoid, 48 × 18.5 micrometers (one measured).
One basidia measured, 25 × 8.5 micrometers.
Spores 6 – 7 × 5 – 6 micrometers, almost round with conspicuous hilar appendage.
Pileipellis is an irregular epithelium.
Micrographs have 1 micron divisions.
An interesting white Pluteus sp.
On display at the SDMS fungus fair.
A little Pluteus.
[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:56:54 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Santa Cruz Fungus Fair, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., California, USA’ to ‘Santa Cruz, California, USA’
The Pluteaceae are a family of small to medium-sized mushrooms which have free gill attachment and pink spores. Members of Pluteaceae can be mistaken for members of Entolomataceae, but can be distinguished by their angled spores and attached gills. The four genera in the Pluteaceae include the widely distributed Volvariella and Pluteus, the rare Chamaeota, and Volvopluteus, newly described in 2011 as a result of molecular analysis. The Dictionary of the Fungi (10th edition, 2008) estimates...