Observation 215734: Cotylidia undulata (Fr.) P. Karst.
When: 2014-10-30
(42.6844° -80.4636° )

Minute but common in more open mossy places of this restored tall grass prairie. Not tough or fragile but very flexible/ bendable.

must check microscope for undulations to confirm ID

sequencing is in the works, will update observation later

Proposed Names

60% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: Relatively small size (vs. other spp.), thin and soft, distinct stem, on dry soil among mosses
Used references: Not C. pannosa or C. muscogena from key here: (Zibarova et al 2013)
Funga Nordia Agaricoid, boletoid, and cyphelloid genera (Eds Knudsen & Vesterholt 2008) pg 67 (key includes same three species as above) – pseudocystidia 70 × 5-10um, +/- cylindrical, slightly thick-walled downards, projecting (sim to other two but half as long)
Based on microscopic features: see pseudocystidia image

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Nice find!
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2016-11-13 18:36:06 PST (-0800)

It looks like the pictures I’ve seen of C. undulata. I have some resources for IDing North American stipitate stereoids if you’d be interested in those.

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