Observation 81610: Nidularia pulvinata (Schwein.) Fr.
When: 2011-10-29
Herbarium specimen reported
0 Sequences

Notes:
Not accustomed to seeing round bird’s nests. No epiphragm in even the most mature of these fruit bodies (none of which are likely all that mature). Judy Rogers whipped out Brodie’s The Bird’s Nest Fungi, referring me to a page featuring the only taxon she could come up with:

Nidula pulvinata

In the maelstrom of 65 voices asking “can I eat it?” and hours of rapid fire identifications, I never gave the page in question the going over it deserved. I leave it to MO to demystify this one for me.

**Update with microscopy:

Spores ~7×5µm, smooth, ellipsoid, tapering toward apiculus, inamyloid.

all descriptions of N. pulvinata check out. a perfect match.

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100x Melzer’s – peridiole cross-section
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400x Melzer’s – peridiole cross-section
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1000x Melzer’s – peridiole cross-section
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1000x Melzer’s – peridiole cross-section
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100x Melzer’s – peridiole crush mount
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400x Melzer’s – peridiole crush mount
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400x Melzer’s – peridiole crush mount
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1000x Melzer’s – peridiole crush mount
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1000x Melzer’s – peridiole crush mount (spores)

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
61% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: shaggy peridium
29% (1)
Used references: Breitenbach, J. and F. Kränzlin. “Fungi of Switzerland, Vol. 2.” . Lucerne, Switzerland : Verlag Mykologia, 1986. pg. 380
Based on microscopic features: spore range = 6-11µ x 5-6µ, inamyloid

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus

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