Observation 200114: “Discomycetes” Sacc.
When: 2015-02-27
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found in alpine habitat- Western hemlock, old growth Douglas fir, Pacific silver fir, Western Larch and various cedar in canopy.

Elevation: approximately 3500ft.

Temp: mid 40’s.

UPDATED ON 3/4/15: THANKS ELSA FOR THE ATTACHMENT ON LACHNELLULA!

Identical to fruiting bodies in this post below(only frozen). Conifer substrate, alpine, in snow melt.
As this is a forest pathogen and rarely encountered I will collect and scope these ASAP.
http://mushroomobserver.org/129600?q=2WPvJ

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Found on multiple conifer twigs-3,500ft elevation. Note short stems on young specimens(in background).
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Found on multiple conifer twigs-3,500ft elevation. Note short stems on young specimens(in background).
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Found on multiple conifer twigs-3,500ft elevation. Note short stems on young specimens(in background).
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For scale.

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neither this observation
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-29 00:14:49 EDT (-0400)

nor the one linked in your notes has yet to be confirmed with any microscopic data. The article you link to remarks on the high degree of macroscopic similarity in Lachneullua species, and thus are only identifiable to species with microscopic characters. One macroscopic trait common to all Lachnellula I know of, and perhaps all members of the genus, is the presence of abhymenial hairs, which are not evident from either these photographs or those of the other observation. The lighter, though not necessarily hairy, abymenial surfaces present on the fungi shown in both observations — as well as the habitat, substrate and fruiting season — is consistent with Pithya vulgaris, but I am reluctant to name to genus, much less species, all but the most iconic of cup fungi without supporting microscopy.

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