Mycenoid on dead plant by Yew stump

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Note any smells, and associated trees or plants (eg oak, birch). A spore print can be very useful.
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Mycenoid on dead plant by Yew stump

Post by adampembs » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:24 pm

This was in a very old churchyard 1/2 mile from the sea growing on some unknown dead plant next to a Yew stump.
Spores were yellow in Melzers but look like they have some dark ornamentation, like a Russula. This showed in water too.
I think the (very thin) spore mass on a slide went black in Melzers.
No distinctive smell.
Cap 25mm diameter.

Bluish tinge to stem, which was slightly greasy and minutely pubescent.

Any ideas?
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Cheilocystidia to 45µm long
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Re: Mycenoid on dead plant by Yew stump

Post by adampembs » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:41 pm

Caulocystidia - fits M. leptocephala (think I got this one)
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Re: Mycenoid on dead plant by Yew stump

Post by roy betts » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:54 am

I thought of M. leptocephala as well - but how did you miss the smell!
I think one has to be careful of spore 'ornamentation' and that sometimes what you are seeing are internal structures: the outline of these spores seem to be smooth. Perhaps someone more knowlegable could comment on this aspect.

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Post by adampembs » Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:59 am

Thanks Roy.
I have a cold this week, and my sense of smell varies a lot depending on my sinuses!
The outline of the spores is smooth, just looked like a Russula type network, perhaps lipid formation inside the spore?
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