Observation 18912: Pezizaceae Dumort.
When: 2009-02-25
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Same thing I’ve been seeing since El Chalten, I think: big, fragile, irregular, brown cups that are often somewhat whitish outside from imperceivable hair presumably. They have a distinctive odor like morels. I believe I have successfully preserved this pair (the ones in the first photo), but they weren’t in great shape after spending two days in a backpack…

(number 0225.15, page 176)

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31% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: compare with Observation 18521
Used references: Reported from soil or very rotten buried wood in shady Nothofagus forests (N. dombeyi, N. pumilio, and N. betuloides). Fruiting in autumn in Nahuel Huapi region or summer (Tierra del Fuego).
Fruiting bodies cup-shaped (2-8 cm diam.) with short, inconspicuous stipe buried in the substrate. Hymenium yellow-brown to ochre-brown (color reminding that of lion’s fur) when fresh, changing to chestnut brown on drying; exterior paler, becoming whitish when dry, pruinose. Flesh very fragile; conspicuous translucent mining channels of insects can be seen in cup. Odor and taste not distinctive. (Gamundi, I. & E. Horak, 1995. “Fungi of the Andean-Patagonian forests.” Buenos Aires: Vazquez Mazzini Editores, pg. 62)
56% (1)
Recognized by sight

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