Observation 202917: Plectania melastoma (Sowerby) Fuckel
When: 2015-04-12
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Fruiting much like Sarcosoma mexicanum, only smaller.

Thick, rubbery, black centered in cups. Fruiting in needle duff and moss.

Elevation: Sea level.

Temp: mid 50’s.

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Thick, leathery, covered in chocolate isidia. Black centered.

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Sounds good-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2015-04-17 19:55:01 PDT (-0700)

Can’t wait for your upcoming book on the Redwood forest!!!

Happy hunting down there :)



No problem.
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2015-04-17 19:49:51 PDT (-0700)

Young Plectania melastoma are quite distinctive when they have the rusty granules.

I can’t make it to WA this spring; have to work in CA. Maybe next year.

Thanks Noah-
By: Drew Henderson (Hendre17)
2015-04-17 19:33:55 PDT (-0700)

Those small unopened cups were so similar to young Sarcosoma globossum- threw me… Thanks again for your continued help and guidance. Been finding a few Morchella spots that I’m hoping you can get in on this Spring… Let me know next time you’re in the PNW :)

Created: 2015-04-17 11:17:56 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2015-04-19 17:06:52 PDT (-0700)
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