Fungus in a humid cavity

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Fungus in a humid cavity

Post by MWP admin » Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:40 pm

I collected this fungus because it was in a quite strange place, a kind of large hole in the ground close to another one hewn in rock serving as a water 'reservoir'. I collected this fungus growing rocky soil at the side of the hole (2m below ground level). I've seen a lot of these now and I don't know what to call them.

I am doing a spore print and will let you know tomorrow.
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Post by MWP admin » Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:17 am

Some microscopic data:

Spore print: pale yellow (cream)
Spores: subspherical-ovate; 2.5 x 2.0 divisions at x40 (therefore spore size = 6.2 x 5.0 um) and appearing granulated under the Light Microscope.

My guesses: Melanoleuca, Tubularia, (Clitocybe less propable).
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Post by IL-PINE » Wed Nov 27, 2013 8:53 pm

fejn il-ma***** dhalt?!!!

no idea stephen!

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:59 pm

Well, I have by now figured out to be a Melanoleuca sp. but not any further. I admit that I have shown this in an Italian forum, with some experts on the genus, and so far they cannot tell what the species is (they just confirmed the genus). I need to make some more microscopy. Now I am getting into Mycology too!

P.s. I adore these dangerous or/and dark places

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