Observation 189326: Podoscypha Pat.
When: 2014-10-31
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Alain, there you can find descriptions of Neotropical Fungi
By: Susanne Sourell (suse)
2014-11-24 22:35:43 PST (-0800)

Thanks for providing the links together with your naming suggestion. However, checking the available descriptions on Mycobank I would not be in favour of Aquascypha.

Please know that many original and non-original descriptions are available online, either through Mycobank, Index Fungorum, The Biodiversity Hertiage Library http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org and Cyberliber, the latter with many links to publications back to 1900. These tools are very helpful to identify Neotropical Fungi, where literature is sparse.

According to Mycobank there are two species in the genus Aquascypha, which are Aquascypha hydrophora (http://www.mycobank.org/...) and Aquascypha vibrans. Aquascypha vibrans has a effused-reflexed to distinctly pileate basidiocarp with the pileus being permanently tomentose – hirsute, densely zoned, dark brown. Aquascypha hydrophora is centrally stipitate, infundibuliform, but has a velutinate, dark brown to dark purple-brown stipe and the pileus is minutely tomentose or velutinate. These characteristics are not given in my observation. I assume that this observation rather does belong to the genus Podoscypha, which contains many species and unfortunately cannot identified without microscopy.

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