Observation 47111: Peziza violacea Pers.

When: 2010-06-04

Collection location: Crane Flat, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

Collected by Noah Siegel for Yosemite Fungal survey. Scoped by me.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:19:11 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Yosemite NP, Crane Flat’ to ‘Crane Flat, Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Co., California, USA

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Based on microscopic features: spores ellipsoid, thin-walled, around 15 microns; asci tips turn blue in Meltzers.

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By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-21 02:01:36 CDT (-0500)

I’d like to see it again on July 4th!

are you suggesting that I shoulda saved this to post on July 4th?!! ;)
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-06-19 09:36:04 CDT (-0500)

Yup, I liked it too…the 1000x in Meltzers looks like modern art to my eye!

The blue are amyloid asci tips and the red are dextrinoid tissues…maybe paraphyses?(sterile tissue surrounding the asci).

red white and blue
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2010-06-19 00:02:47 CDT (-0500)

the white things are spores, but what are the red things and the blue things?

Great photo debbie!

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