Ascomycetes and Basidiomycetes, briefly

Like hundreds of other people, perhaps even two hundred people, I have spent years being baffled by the microscopy notes and photographs in mushroom identification guidebooks and experts’ websites. Example: “Spores 6–9 x 4–5 µm after the collapse of the hyaline vesicular appendix; more or less ellipsoid, with a truncated end; appearing double-walled, with a series of ‘pillars’ between the walls; finely stippled; inamyloid; brown in KOH.”

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