Observation 102203: Encoelia heteromera (Mont.) Nannf.

When: 2012-07-19

Collection location: Llanito Verde, Panama Province, Panama [Click for map]

Who: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)

No specimen available

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Ascosporas filiformes hialinas
Ascosporas filiformes hialinas

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By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2012-07-21 15:34:46 PDT (-0700)

Hice otras observaciones microscopicas de este hongo, y definitivamente son Ascocarpos, como pueden ver en las nuevas fotos…16 y 17, macros del interior de la “copa”, desde arriba.

If you enlarge the first photo
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-20 21:38:23 PDT (-0700)

and look closely at the upper 2 sporocarps, there seems to be something browning inside them. Peridioles or portion thereof? Perhaps. Without a cross-section of the sporocarp, difficult to say with certainty.

Without question the exterior has warts. Not possible in Urnula, which is why I removed that suggestion. Also, we have Eduardo’s description of the height of the sporocarps at “0.6-0.8cm. tall.” A little small, again, for Urnula, no?

Doubt all you want, Danny. I too see no evidence of gills, and would doubt Schizophyllum umbrinum myself. But I’ve never seen Schizophyllum with warts either.

Some Birds Nest fungi do have exterior warts and/or scales. Still not proof. But getting closer to proof. I suspect but cannot prove Panama will offer it’s own proofs in time. I’m fascinated by Eduardo’s efforts to document Panama’s fungi.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-20 20:48:31 PDT (-0700)

I highly doubt both of your suspicions. Urnula is, in all examples I’ve seen, jet black or brownish black, and never hairy. I see no traces of peridioles to merit the possibility of this being a bird’s nest.

I asked for clearer pictures of the hymenium with the thought that it might be Schizophyllum umbrinum, but what little detail can be discerned from these photographs shows no trace of gills.

By: Eduardo A. Esquivel Rios (Eduardo27)
2012-07-20 18:45:21 PDT (-0700)

Sizes 0.6 -0.8 cm. tall

Just destroyed Urnula suggestion.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-20 17:13:46 PDT (-0700)

This cannot be that tall. Just blew up the first photo, and the peridium has distinct warts. Could that be part of a peridiole in the center? Could this be a Bird’s Nest?

Sporocarp height?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-07-20 17:07:39 PDT (-0700)

How tall in cm?

do you have
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2012-07-19 17:07:44 PDT (-0700)

any better pictures (especially of the hymenium)?

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