Name: Disciotis venosa
Authority: (Pers.) Arnould 1893
Vouchered by: Brad Bomanz
Date found: 4/15/2005
Collected by: Brad Bomanz
Voucher ID: 27
Confirming Mycologist: Dr. Andrew Methven
Latitude: 038.621 N
Longitude: 090.696 W
City: Wildwood
County: St. Louis
State: Missouri
Site location: Babler State Park
Habitat: hillside - wooded
Moisture conditions: moist
Substrate: leaf - litter
Reference document: The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms - 1981
Author:Alfred A. Knopf
ISBN No: 0-394-51992-2
Page no:330
Spore length: 21 - 24.5 microns
Spore width: 12 - 14.5 microns
Spore color: very pale yellow
Spore texture: sometimes showing granules at tips
Spore shape: broadly elliptical
Spore print color: n/d
Chemical reaction: n/d
The small splits at the edge of the fertile disk area and the size, shape, texture and lack of oil droplets were critical in final classification. Spore photo was obtained from placing the specimen directly no a glass slide. Not enough spore was deposited to get a definitive spore print color. Close examination by Dr. Methven (see annotation above) confirmed that this specimen is Disciotis venosa.

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