Observation 65750: Arachnopeziza aurelia (Pers.) Fuckel
When: 2011-04-18
Herbarium specimen reported

Notes: There is no stem, the cushion rests upon a mycelial mat. The cups, measuring 1 mm when young open as they mature, becoming lobed and torn, revealing the inside surface. The outside is somewhat fibrous with orange floccules. Photo by Dianna Smith

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Microscopic features
By: Paul Sadowski (pabloski)
2011-04-18 11:25:11 CDT (-0400)

Under the microscope the derma and floccules are composed of parallel hyphae with interweaving in lower layers. Trouble is I don’t see any hymenial surface basidial or otherwise; no basidia, asci or perithecia. Everything but the dermis seems gelatinized.
Substrate is an acorn cap.

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