Observation 90984: Gyromitra esculenta (Pers.) Fr.
When: 2012-03-26
No herbarium specimen

Notes: On a woodland trail, growing fairly spaced out but only within a very specific area on the trail. Smell spermatic.

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How is…
By: lightworkerpeace (gsharpnolack)
2012-03-26 17:15:32 PDT (-0700)

…microscopy best done with this kind of fungi? I viewed a cross section and it was very, very untelling.

:)
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-03-26 17:04:14 PDT (-0700)

Here’s some microscopic information to help support the vote :)
From Matchmaker software:
“….. spores 16.7-23.4 × 7.3-9.4 microns, elliptic, smooth, 8 spores per ascus, (Ammirati(11)), spores (17)19.1-28 × 10-13.1(14) microns, elliptic to subfusoid (somewhat spindle-shaped), smooth, with 2 droplets, apiculus absent or apices slightly thickened to 1 micron; asci 180-220 × 15-17 microns; paraphyses 2-9(10) microns diameter at apex, clavate, gradually enlarging or abruptly swollen, pale brown, brown in mass, contents granular, apical cell 39-77 microns long, (Abbott)”

Not that you really need to do it. The only macroscopic information I couldn’t see in your photos was how the margin fused to the stipe (or a lack of fusing). I don’t think that detail weighs more than the information we can see.

RD

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