Observation 102960: Auricularia Bull.
When: 2012-07-21
(40.3259° 74.9382° 110m)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Specimen was found on path, attached to a small piece of bark of unknown species. The area was primary mixed hardwoods, although there were some hemlocks present.

Spores are curved (allantoid) 12-14.7 X 4-5.7 (three measured)

Using Lowy’s key it is A. auricularis (S. F. Gray) Martin

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Top view
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Lower (hymenial) view
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side view
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Context showing lack of medula (differentiated layer in center)
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hairs on top which are about 100 um
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Young basidium
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older basidium with long epibasidia
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thin ( 1 um) branched hyphae in hymenium

Proposed Names

-6% (2)
Eye3
Used references: Lowy 1951. Mycologia 43:351-358
Based on microscopic features: lack of differentiated medula, short hairs on top of pileus,

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