Observation 131334: Helvella cupuliformis Dissing & Nannf.
When: 2013-04-05
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: Check for ellipsoidal spores

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By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-04-05 20:34:19 CEST (+0200)

will do from now on…

oil drops
By: Byrain
2013-04-05 20:31:14 CEST (+0200)

I looked again at both Kuo’s and your images and I think I see the oil drops, his pic’s small resolution was confusing me as to how the oil drops should look. :)

Though, it’d be nice to have the mounting agent always listed, I don’t think enough users at MO do.

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-04-05 20:28:26 CEST (+0200)

they are mounted in H2O.
i just adjusted the color to make them more visible.

according to Kuo…

“Microscopic Features: Spores 16-21 × 11-13 µ; ellipsoid throughout development; smooth; when fresh with one large central oil droplet. Paraphyses with brownish granular contents; apices cylindric to subclavate or clavate, 4-8 µ wide. Excipular surface elements hyaline to brownish (with pigment inside the cells); often arranged in short to long fascicles; frequently septate; terminal cells subglobose.”

i think that is what i am seeing here.

By: Byrain
2013-04-05 20:22:06 CEST (+0200)

What did you mount this in? You should always mount ascos in H2O first to check for things like oil drops.

By: Richard and Danielle Kneal (bloodworm)
2013-04-05 20:06:58 CEST (+0200)

these were “finely but densely hairy.”

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-04-05 19:57:08 CEST (+0200)

like this one :http://www.naturephoto-cz.com/... but it could be an old one with already bald surface.

I bet
By: Rocky Houghtby
2013-04-05 19:47:41 CEST (+0200)

That’s the first time rich has heard that xD

It’s not
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2013-04-05 19:20:45 CEST (+0200)

as hairy as I expected.

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