Observation 203816: Calicium abietinum Pers.

When: 2015-05-02

Collection location: Dell Creek Wildlife Area, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)

Specimen available

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Used references: ID provided by Jim Bennett
Based on microscopic features: White pruinose; no thallus; asci cylindrical. Spores brown, 8-10×5, 1-septate, pinched at septum, thick-walled.

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These clearly look mazaediate
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2015-05-06 16:27:54 PDT (-0700)

So probably Calicium itself. With such short stalks, this should be easy to identify… But I have never taken the Eagle Hill class, so I’m still just muddling through the best I can! ;)

There is a class on Calicioid Fungi
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-05-05 23:16:37 PDT (-0700)

being offered this year at Eagle Hill in Maine. Seems like a rare opportunity to learn about these little (and little appreciated) fungi.

Way outside my camera range :(
By: Andrew Khitsun (Andrew)
2015-05-04 19:09:25 PDT (-0700)

I want them though – these little guys are everywhere, so I will consider buying extension rings for my camera to be able to zoom in on them. My previous find was Mycocalicium and looked like nails. These look like tiny grails.

Created: 2015-05-04 19:02:12 PDT (-0700)
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