Observation 24181: Geoglossaceae Corda
When: 2009-08-10
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: Found growing on a bolder covered in moss. so growing in sphagnum moss. At first thought it to be a cordyceps of some sort but found no puff ball or insect at the base. Ther seems to be a small sclorotia a the base.

Proposed Names

43% (3)
Recognized by sight: found growing in moss
Used references: Mushroomexpert.com
62% (4)
Recognized by sight
63% (2)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Mushroom s of West Virgnia p416 William C Roody
83% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Microscopy needed
By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2009-08-12 13:12:51 PDT (-0700)

It’s not possible to tell Trichoglossum/Geoglossum from the pictures. You can sometimes tell from fresh material with a hand lens, but a microscope is needed for a definitive ID.

For NA material see:

Mains, E.B. (1954). North American species of Geoglossum and Trichoglossum. Mycologia 46, 586-631.

Geoglossum, but..
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-08-10 10:04:55 PDT (-0700)

I don’t think you can call it nigritum or anything at all at species level without microscopy.

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