Observation 86541: Rutstroemia bulgarioides (Rabenh.) P. Karst.
When: 2009-04-04
No herbarium specimen

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Recognized by sight: confined to spruce cones in spring

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Yes, I know whatcha mean …
By: Gerhard Koller (Gerhard)
2012-01-19 09:07:53 COT (-0500)

But I am not familiar with these fungi from the Americas. Here where I live in Austria at elevations between 200-600 m above sea level this is a species called DISCOSIA STROBILINA, an ascomycete. But there are a heck of other similar pyrenomycetic fungi on cones around. You need special literature which is dispersed all around the globe. This is stuff for experts who just deal with pyrenomycetes.

very cool I have
By: John Plischke (John Plischke)
2012-01-18 22:20:43 COT (-0500)

I have been also seeing the small black spots on the cone scales each spring. It appears your photo also has them. Still have not had any luck identifing them.

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