Observation 23768: Microglossum rufum (Schwein.) Underw.

When: 2009-07-31

Collection location: Forest near Elgin St., Pembroke, Ontario, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)

No specimen available

Growing at the junction of the ground and some tree roots (probably Pinus resinosa) in Zone 07. The “boring” zone.

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Recognized by sight: Shape of head; distinct head and stipe
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I dunno.
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-01 01:12:03 PDT (-0700)





To me, the latter looks more like this observation.

The cleft
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-01 01:04:23 PDT (-0700)

(and a yellowish stem) is rather a sign of a young Spathularia to me.
Could be Spathularia flavida – or do you have other yellow species?

I meant
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-01 00:57:55 PDT (-0700)

the specific way that it is lobed. :) Spathularia tend to be flattish with a lobed edge; this is more pillow-like with a cleft in the middle, which I associate more with Mitrula.

A lobed head
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-01 00:54:06 PDT (-0700)

is not particularly Mitrula-like..

The lobed head
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2009-08-01 00:38:00 PDT (-0700)

is very Mitrula like.

I wonder
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-01 00:35:09 PDT (-0700)

if it’s Mitrula with yellow stems. Couldn’t it be very young Spathularia flavida – or if they grow on wood, Dacryopinax..?

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