Observation 21178: Discina perlata (Fr.) Fr.
When: 2009-05-11
Herbarium specimen reported


large spores with a large central oil drop and apiculi at both ends make these look like floating eyes.
1000x, in Meltzers.
non-operculate asci; skinny speckled paraphyses.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: a shallow brown cup with a pinkish stipe on well-rotted wood.
37% (3)
Based on microscopic features

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well, that is exactly my question to the group…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-21 10:35:43 EDT (-0400)

what else can it be with a perfectly smooth hymenium in a perfectly rounded cup with a fairly prominant pinkish stalk?

What else can it be?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2009-05-20 15:10:41 EDT (-0400)

With those spores, and the asci non-reactive in meltzer’s, what else could this be except D. perlata?

I don’t think that it is D. perlata…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-05-20 14:25:45 EDT (-0400)

the hymenium was perfectly smooth inside, and quite thin-fleshed. the spores
are similar, but can the fruit body be so different?

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