Observation 67280: Sarcosoma mexicanum (Ellis & Holw.) Paden & Tylutki
When: 2011-05-12
Who: ocarolan
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Growing in an unfused cluster of six cups on forest needle duff (mixed hemlock/doug fir), in spring after recent snowmelt. Cups are tapered at surface but had no apparent stalk or root connection into the soil.

Smaller cups ~5cm in diameter and rolled at margin, older cups ~8 cm and almost flat. Glistening dark brown on cap, black underneath. Large cups have irregularly-shaped, radially arranged dents underneath. No apparent spore print. No orange granules visible to eye.

As the cups dry, ribbing is evident on their exterior, but not previously.

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Showing the underside of the cups (with flash).
Three cups, facing up. A small cup is loosely connected to the larger one.
Same, with no flash.

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Created: 2011-05-12 19:01:13 EDT (-0400)
Last modified: 2011-05-13 23:00:17 EDT (-0400)
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