BioImages: The Virtual Field-Guide (UK)
Psathyrella clivensis (Berk. & Broome) P.D. Orton, 1960 (a brittlestem)
||12 May 2004
|OS grid ref:
||51° 50' N, 2° 20' W
||Vice County: West Gloucestershire, VC34, England
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|Stage or state:
||7 fruitbodies in grass
||Cap pellucid striate towards margin (say 50%), margin paler, with veil remnants.
Spore print: "date brown".
Spores: 9-10.5/6-6.5, ellipsoid-amygdaliform/
Cheilocystidia: clavate cells ≤15µm wide, occasional fusiform cell.
Pleurocystidia: rare, long projecting above hymenium, narrow.
Spore shape matches Orton's drawing (from the type material) better than his own collections do! Furthermore Berkeley & Broome were based in the west. Orton's colour ("amber") is presumably an error for "umber" and has been copied by K. van Waveren.