Observation 127829: “Discomycetes” Sacc.
When: 2013-02-04
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 2-3mm.

Proposed Names

3% (6)
Recognized by sight
-27% (5)
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-42% (4)
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-15% (6)
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-3% (8)
Recognized by sight: This is a very young specimen of Helvella (from subgenus Elasticae)
23% (8)
Recognized by sight
30% (2)
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Neat little things
By: Byrain
2013-02-24 22:44:16 PST (-0800)

whatever they are, please do save them next time you find them. :)

New pics
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2013-02-24 22:30:06 PST (-0800)

The other photos are even worse. I’m adding a montage of least crappy ones. Still looks Helvellish IMO.

I didn’t save them.

By: Byrain
2013-02-23 10:34:29 PST (-0800)

I didn’t see your comment before, do you happen to have more pictures of these additional specimens? And did you save them? If no one more capable is willing to scope them I can try. As for not growing on wood, sometimes you can find little ascos growing on small clumps of soil which is what it kind of looks like in your pictures.

Also, the votes on this observation are just silly… :)

Not growing on wood
By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2013-02-08 18:50:51 PST (-0800)

I went back today and found two more, same size and shape. NOT growing on wood, just in soil. This one must have just happened to be a little above a buried piece of wood. I am so sorry!

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2013-02-07 00:33:22 PST (-0800)

2-3 mm and growing on wood? Not likely.

By: Jacob Kalichman (Pulk)
2013-02-06 23:17:16 PST (-0800)

To me it looks more like this Helvella fibrosa than any photos of young P. gelatinosum I can find. Laterally squished cap, central/straight/regular stipe, curled up/in margin, “spines” that look like clumps of hairs.

Edit: looked some more and am now confused. Will have to look for more on Friday.

This is clearly a dried out pissed off aborted Pseudohydnum gelatinosum
By: Alan Rockefeller (Alan Rockefeller)
2013-02-06 23:05:09 PST (-0800)

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum is quite common in these woods at this time of year, and everything else proposed is rare to nonexistent. It even has the Pseudohydnum spines.

might as well…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-02-06 22:57:18 PST (-0800)

go through all the Pseudohydnum gelatinosum observations and rename them Helvella.
even though we can’t get to species (i wonder why)…

By: Caleb Brown (Caleb Brown)
2013-02-06 22:34:10 PST (-0800)

well within the realm of macro morphological characteristics.
I often see Pseudohydnum gelatinosum with upward curved margins in Washington.

you mean…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-02-06 21:53:52 PST (-0800)

aside from both MO observations not being from the US, not to mention cali…
if you compare this observation with the plenty of observations available on MO, i think you can see the similarities.
vote how you wish…

This is not too far removed from this obs
By: Byrain
2013-02-06 21:41:51 PST (-0800)


bloodworm, why do you think this is not Hyaloscypha? I would think your as if vote might indicate you have a reason?

thanks Noah…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-02-06 21:31:53 PST (-0800)

once again you are full of insight…

What he said
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2013-02-06 21:27:21 PST (-0800)

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By: Byrain
2013-02-06 21:21:34 PST (-0800)

Which books do you mean? How am I supposed to look at the “right” books if you don’t bother saying what the “right” books are? And you didn’t address the lack of teeth on the hymenial surface…also, didn’t notice it before,but 2-3 mm is kind of small for P. gelatinosum nor does the hardwood habitat really match…

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-02-06 21:08:14 PST (-0800)

have you bothered to look at any literature or just MO observations?
if you take a look at the right books you might be surprised…

Doesn’t look like
By: Byrain
2013-02-06 20:26:50 PST (-0800)

Pseudohydnum gelatinosum, the consistency looks off and it looks more like a fuzzy cup then teeth. I got my information from personal experiences, see this for comparison.


if i may ask…
By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-02-06 20:06:52 PST (-0800)

where are you people getting your information on Pseudohydnum gelatinosum from??

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