Observation 170812: Otidea (Pers.) Bonord.

When: 2014-07-21

Collection location: Shenandoah National Park, Warren Co., Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)

No specimen available

Notes:
Largest I have seen, 3-1/2" across. Growing on red-brown ‘logwood’, solitary, with hygrocybe cantharellus as a neighbor.

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May be
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-24 19:06:46 CDT (-0400)

a mycorrhizal species inhabiting the almost degraded bedlog. It is difficult for some people to understand this: some mycorrhizal fungi require well-rotted wood to survive. Coarse wood debris also provides a water reservoir for living trees nearby. For more information about this, see Chris Maser’s The Redefined Forest.

Unfortunately
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-24 18:26:14 CDT (-0400)

I don’t have Beug’s Ascomycetes of North America.

I am all for Otidea
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-07-24 07:47:41 CDT (-0400)

Can you make a suggestion of species from the Ascomycetes book? (Beug)

Daniel
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-07-23 20:37:31 CDT (-0400)

I did not consider it for this observation and you make an interesting suggestion. I did see what I am calling Otidea unicisa several times in moss at the edge of the trail on that day and two weeks prior. They looked similar to this photo,

http://mushroomobserver.org/160308?q=25uO0

but were stunted and dried at the edges. I have seen several non-symetrical Peziza this year in suburban locations; nothing of course, this big.

http://mushroomobserver.org/166872?q=25uO0

You are welcome to suggest that they are Otidea, too!

Did you or have you considered Otidea, Martin?
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-07-22 01:52:51 CDT (-0400)

Doesn’t have the circular appearance of cup-like Peziza. Photos 2 and 3 show this well.

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