Observation 212586: Otidea (Pers.) Bonord.
When: 2015-08-08
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Micro photos show material scraped from partially dried fb and mounted in Meltzer’s. Asci appear to be inamyloid, which I believe points away from Peziza.

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Thanks Daniel.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-16 20:47:55 CDT (-0400)

I doubt I’ll return to the collection site, at least not within the foreseeable future… 150 miles from my home. I don’t think the specimen was washed-out by rainfall. Only one period of rainfall in this area during the preceding week, and I figure this caused the fruiting. Material seemed structurally sound… not old and washed-out.

Spores appear to match Otidea.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-08-16 13:12:36 CDT (-0400)

The fertile surface seems to be a problem within the described Otidea, Dave. I think it would be good to have a voucher collection of this if you come across it again. It might also be a very old rain-battered specimen with the color washed out of it? Hard to decide when the original is that far away.

It has the “split/pinched goblet” appearance.
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2015-08-14 22:56:41 CDT (-0400)

Also, the side opposite the pinch in slightly elongated. Seems to match with O. onotica, except the inner surface of this specimen is white.

Otidea
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2015-08-14 20:00:06 CDT (-0400)

usually looks like it grew around a pencil or twig. It is usuallly pinched at the base, expands near the center, and collapses back to a central point at the top.

Having said that, this looks similar to an Otidea, but not the normal growth habitat. Maybe something new?

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