Observation 219498: Disciseda candida (Schwein.) Lloyd

When: 2015-10-17

Collection location: Planalto das Cezaredas, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: zaca

No specimen available

Growing on soil.
Sizes between less than 1 cm and almost 2 cm; Completely lacking an outer peridium; Peridium grey-brown, cracked; Mouth at the top, small, fimbriate.


Microscopy: Spores;
Microscopy: Capillitium hyphae and spores.

Proposed Names

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Used references: Ref. 1: Zdenek Moravec, On some Species of the Genus Disciseda and other Gasteromycetes, Sydowia 8: 278-286.
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Used references: Ref. 2: Oscar E. Hernández-Navarro, Martín Esqueda, Aldo Gutiérrez and Gabriel Moreno; Species of Disciseda (Agaricales: Agaricaceae) in Sonora, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 84: 2013.
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Microscopy added.
By: zaca
2015-10-19 18:42:44 CDT (-0400)

The spores are more or less globose, smooth or slightly verrucose, eqquiped with short pedicel, light coloured (maybe pallid ochraceous) with diameters between 3.3 and 4.2 µm. This fits very well _Disciseda candida (var. candida) in the paper of Z. Moravec. The only point in doubt is the diameter of the capillitium hyphae, that is mentioned there to be only 2.5 µm thick. However, the recent paper by Navarro, Esqueda&Moreno (Ref. 2), say that the diameter of all hyphae are in the range 4-8 µm. Moreover, there are no other species with so small spores. Therefore, I think this is Disciseda candida.

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