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Amanita muscaria (L.) Lam. (Fly Agaric)

Date 26 October 2014
OS grid ref SZ29
Lat/Lon 50° 50' N, 1° 40' W
Location Vice County: South Hants, VC11, England
Voucher 26/10/2014[E]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary trooping, under birch
Associated organism: under live tree of Betula
Identification Notes: Spore print: white, greasy, darker to BFF "D" when crushed, non-amyloid.

Spores: subglobular, hyaline, almost filled by one to many aggregated oil-drops, 9-11/7-9µm.

Cheilocystidia: chains of hyaline, pyriform to spherical cells line the gill edge, the terminal cell is largest and up to 16µm diam. These presumably provide the shear/split layer to enable the cap to expand.

Universal veil: filamentous hyphae 2-5µ diam., occasionally septate, some septa clamped; plus sphaerocysts.

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