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Hygrocybe acutoconica var. acutoconica (Clem.) Singer (Persistent Waxcap)

Warning Identification questionable
Date 5 July 1998
OS grid ref SU49
Lat/Lon 51° 40' N, 1° 20' W
Location Vice County: Berks, VC22, England
Voucher 05/07/1998[A]
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Stage or state Fruitbody
Record Summary in short grass
Identification Notes: Pileipellis: ixotrichoderm; Gill trama: long parallel cells; basidia 2-spored; spores: 12-15/8-9.5µm ellipsoid to tear drop-shaped in gill prep, 18-23/10-12µm, ellipsoid-fusiform from spore print in fridge.
Although the pileipellis suggests H. chlorophana, the balance of characters and large spores supports H. persistens persistens.

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