Observation 121968: “Discomycetes” Sacc.

These are very tiny orange fungi, about 0.3 mm in diameter and 0.5 mm in height. The macroscopic photograph is zoomed. With magnification, they appear cup shaped, with a stubby stalk.

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight

Please login to propose your own names and vote on existing names.

Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


Add Comment
Hi Michelle
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-01-03 14:53:04 CST (-0500)

Welcome to Mushroom Observer! Explore the site. There is a lot to see.

Ascomycete or lichen?
By: Michelle Lierl (mlierl)
2013-01-03 12:19:30 CST (-0500)

I looked up lichens (since I know very little about them) and apparently there are some species in which crustose lichens grow immersed in wood (these are called “endophloidic”), with only the fungal fruiting bodies visible at the surface. Which leads to the question, how can we tell whether these are the
Ascomycete fungal partners of a lichen, or a stand-alone Ascomycete?

No, …
By: zaca
2013-01-03 11:54:00 CST (-0500)

it is nothing that I’m familiar with. So, you can look for the ID as an asco, but ou still have to find one with 1-septate spores like this.

That wood is totally decorticated,
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2013-01-02 22:42:28 CST (-0500)

Im not used to seeing Lichens thrive on this substrate. Is this something that is familiar to you Zaca? Otherwise id stick with an asco.

if so
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-02 22:23:44 CST (-0500)

where’s the thallus?

By: zaca
2013-01-02 12:27:10 CST (-0500)

I suspect this to be a lichen, something like Dimerella. See some similar photos here: dbiodbs.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2013-01-02 11:55:56 CST (-0500)

“on a fallen log in the woods” is the sort of thing that would go in the ‘Notes’ section of your observation, not the location name. Using the ‘Find on Map’ feature in the ‘Edit Location’ page will help pinpoint the location if you aren’t sure of its precise borders.

Created: 2013-01-02 11:29:32 CST (-0500)
Last modified: 2013-01-02 11:53:03 CST (-0500)
Viewed: 63 times, last viewed: 2017-06-15 06:40:25 CDT (-0400)
Show Log