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Fungi Humidicutis lewellinae

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Cap: conical, gradually becoming applanate and splitting radially; 30 - 65 mms diameter; lilac (19A5) with a brownish ochre apex; fibrillose, often with a ragged margin.
Stipe: cylindrical, tapering at base; 40 - 60 × 5 - 8 mms; pale lilaceous (19A3); smooth, hollow.
Gills: deeply adnexed to almost free; pale lilaceous; moderately thick.
Flesh: thin, white with a lilaceous tinge, unchanging.
Spores: white; subglobose to amygdaliform; 7 - 10 × 5 - 6 μm; Q = 1.5 - 1.6.
Cheilocystidia: absent.
Dermatocystidia: absent.
Habitat: amongst litter in rainforest with Eucalyptus.
Pileipellis: a cutis of regular hyphae about 5 μm wide.
Notes: the very distinctive lilac colours make this humidicutis easy to recognise in the field. Young notes a much wider variation in spore size than noted here.
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Collected for and tagged for recording
reference; Australian Subtropical Fungi
 
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