Observation 47631: Dacryopinax elegans (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) G.W. Martin
When: 2010-06-26
Who: jim (ckm3)
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: First thought it was a slime mold of some sort, but it doesn’t come close to any description I have. The shiny interior(?) downward facing concavity suggests a cup fungi of some sort, but again it eluded my attempts to pin it down.

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This is the “upward” view of picture #2, showing the cup-like nature of the underside of the fungi. This picture was taken 12 days later.

Proposed Names

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Used references: Found nothing like this in any of my 8 reference books!
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Could also be something in the Cyphellaceae group
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-06-28 03:34:42 CDT (-0400)
Nice collection
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2010-06-28 00:49:02 CDT (-0400)

Click here for a 125 page key and descriptions in the Helvellaceae. That’s a good place to start, but this is unusual because of the wood habitat.

Abbott, S. O. & Currah, R. S. (1997). The Helvellaceae: Systematic revision and occurrence in northern and northwestern North America. Mycotaxon 62: 1-125.

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