Loreleia postii

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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

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Loreleia postii (Fr.) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys & Lutzoni syn. Omphalina postii (Fr.) Sing. (illustrated 30% life size) Cap 0.5–5cm across, convex then centrally depressed; bright orange, striate at the margin. Stem 20–80×1–3mm; pale yellow-orange. Flesh concolorous; thin. Gills decurrent; yellowish. Spores 6–10×4–5.5¼, elliptical. Spore print white. Habitat in damp places, amongst sphagnum, sometimes found on peat used for potting up plants; summer to autumn. Rare. Not edible. Note Henrici in his comments (2001) thinks that this collection is likely to be Loreleia marchantiae (Singer & Clémençon) Redhead, Moncalvo, Vilgalys & Lutzoni, but he notes it is unclear how to separate the two species.