Observation 4104: Cudonia circinans (Pers.) Fr.

When: 2007-09-08

Collection location: Diamond and Crater Lake, Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

No specimen available

Ah, these guy were cute, I hadn’t seen them before. With the wrinkled stipes, I was wondering if these were a basidiomyte at first, like a weird Craterellus or something, where the cap is very inrolled. But I didn’t know what that was.

Then after bit I realized they looked like L. lubrica, and then thought, ah, Asci.

Funny little guy, grew in big clumps of a few hundred each. I guess they don’t grow in CA, but are common in Oregon.

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McKinleyville, CA
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2007-09-17 09:30:56 CDT (-0400)

These would carpet the forest floor in some years, then be absent for 5 or 6 years. I would collect them under Sitka spruce in the coastal zone near McKinleyville, CA. I’ve seen them from the Bay Area only once in twenty years.

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