Observation 116277: Tubaria (W.G. Sm.) Gillet
When: 2012-11-09
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found growing on bark and in debris under a fallen Aspen. Caps were 3-7mm, stipe 10-15 × .6-1 mm, gills sub distant to distant with 1-3 partial gills.

Spores 7-9 × 4.5-5, a very broad fusifrom or in some cases somewhat citriniform, apiculus end coming to a rather wide angled point, the apex more rounded. Spores observed on the stipe appeared orange brown and under the microscope brown in water and yellowish in Melzers. There were numerous cheilocystidia that were cylindrical and both straight and flexuous, some enlarged at the apex, 35-70 × 3.5-7. Cap construction seemed to be an interwoven layer above the gills topped with a fairly thick cellular layer.

Dried material in my personal collection

Proposed Names

-54% (1)
Recognized by sight
52% (3)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: in the conspersa group, although I think Flammulaster is also a good guess (something near F. carpophilus
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Spore color?
By: Richard Bishop (Leciman)
2013-02-07 01:30:54 CST (-0500)

F. rhombosporus as proposed by A. virosa would be an excellent choice except that as described in Funga Nordica it does not have brown spores.

By: Richard Bishop (Leciman)
2013-01-04 00:50:10 CST (-0500)

My understanding is that Tubaria do not have celular cuticles (ref. Funga Nordica). If this is true how could this be a Tubaria?

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