Observation 21348: Merismodes fasciculata (Schwein.) Donk
When: 2009-05-26
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: I’d assumed this was an ascomycete, perhaps Dasyscyphus, but it very clearly has basidia, each with 4 spores. These were growing on fallen alder twigs. It doesn’t look like it, but the cups are actually minutely stalked (easy to see when trying to section the things).

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-94% (3)
Recognized by sight: a guess, and probably one rules out by not being embedded in the substrate.
-26% (2)
Recognized by sight: Sticta is a big leafy lichen, I think you mean Stictis! :)
56% (1)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: grows mainly on Alnus, widespread distribution
Used references: Breitenbach, J. & F. Kränzlin. Fungi of Switzerland Vol. 2 – Non gilled fungi. Luzern: Verlag Mykologia, 1986. Print. pg. 198-199 fig. 224
Based on microscopic features: hairs not terminally enlarged/inflated.

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