Observation 200166: Pseudoplectania melaena auct.
When: 2015-03-01
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Up to 3.5 cm with a short stipe (total length unknown). Collected from decaying wood (likely conifer) with moss. Hymenium has a brownish black color while the outside is less brown, more black.

Ascomycete Fungi of North America says it’s likely that P. vogesiaca and P. melaena may be the same.
It also states that P. vogesiaca has one large oil droplet in the spores- all I found had many small granules, not one large one. However https://www.google.com/... states that P. melaena has “Spores spherical…smooth, containing small guttules.”

Both descriptions have hooked paraphyses.

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Used references: Ascomycete Fungi of North America
Based on microscopic features: hooked paraphyses, round spores with guttules

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