Observation 204930: Sarcoscypha (Fr.) Boud.

When: 2015-05-23

Collection location: Lower Meramec Park, St. Louis Co., Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)

No specimen available

Several fruiting on rotten wet hardwood tree branch in very muddy conditions. Rudimentary stem only. Whitish downy underside.

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Copyright © 2015 Judi Thomas
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Whitish downy underside

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Used references: Kuo, “Mushrooms of the Midwest”, p.353; MO observations #’s 175742 and 175902
77% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Judi, Microscopy needed. Also this seems very late in the season for this although there are two other obs. on MO in June & Sept. from Missouri.

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P.S. I changed my vote to support
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-05-26 15:20:27 CDT (-0400)

leaving this observation at the genus level.

Walt, thanks so much for your comments.
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2015-05-26 15:19:05 CDT (-0400)

I thought you might say that microscopy was needed to differentiate between S. dudleyi and s. austriaca, but I decided to go with the species that has been observed most often in our area, judging by some of the MO observations. I’m certain this specimen is not S. occidentalis because I did find that on the same day in a different area of the park (my Ob # 204923). As for spring and summer in St. Louis, it is always a running joke here … one day the air-conditioner is on and the next day we are back to the furnace. This year April and May were so cold (40’s and near freezing many nights) that the typical morel season produced very little. In fact I’m not sure it is spring yet=) Thanks again.

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