Species: Humidicutis sp. (Undescribed)Go Back
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Description:
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I had seen this undescribed species for three seasons in a row then not since for seven years making it a relitively rear species. Finaly 2012 I have found it again!

DESCRIPTION: Pileus -40 mm, hemispherical then convex to plano-convex,subumbonata at centre when young. Grey/green at margens, green/yellow at maturity fading to yellow at centre ,striate margin, glutinous. Lamellae adnexed, yellow. Stipe 25-40 x 1.5-4 mm, cylindrical, equal widening at base; pale green at top fading to yellow at base, viscid, hollow, single. Odour not distinctive. Taste not tried. Chemical reactions on pileus: KOH - yellow. HCl - negative.

Spores 8.5 - 9 x 5 µm, ellipsoid. Basidia not measured, 4-spored. Pileipellis an ixocutis of repent to interwoven cylindrical gelatinised hyphae. Clamp connections not present.

ECOLOGY: Scattered; saprobic on soil among litter in broadleaved-conifer forests (Dacrycarpus). June

DISTRIBUTION: NZ (AK).

NOTES: Dries pink.
 
Common name: None
Found: Lowland podocarp broad-leaved forest
Substrate: Ground
Spore: White
Height: 60 mm
Width: 30 mm
Season: Early winter
Edible: No
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Macro images:
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Humidicutis sp.Scale bar  
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 Scale = 5.8 mm.
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Humidicutis sp.Scale bar  
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 Scale = 4.8 mm.
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Humidicutis sp.Scale bar  
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 Scale = 4.8 mm.
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Humidicutis sp.Scale bar  
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 Scale =4.8 mm.
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