Observation 119194: Otidea (Pers.) Bonord.
When: 2012-12-06
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: under oak.

Species Lists


ascospores w/two droplets, all tissues inamyloid, crooked paraphyses.
ascospores w/two droplets, all tissues inamyloid, crooked paraphyses.

Proposed Names

-57% (1)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Based on microscopic features: hooked paraphyses
55% (3)
Recognized by sight: growing with hardwoods.

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OK for O. alutacea
By: Nicolas VAN VOOREN (NicoV)
2013-01-11 08:20:40 CST (-0500)

O. alutacea in fresh state is always light brown (alutaceous) in all parts. If you have any doudt you just have to control the spore shape: it is “oblong”. The typical length is between 13.5-15 µm.

Otidea alutacea
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-12-11 15:06:30 CST (-0500)

looks good, with the right shape and colour of the ascocarp, and right shape of the spores (more cylindric than most other Otidea-spores).
Spore size? Not sure about the magnification here..

micrographs added.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2012-12-11 13:35:26 CST (-0500)
These can look really cool in melzers
By: Byrain
2012-12-06 21:30:16 CST (-0500)

You should take a peek. :)

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