Observation 92377: Mollisia (Fr.) P. Karst.

When: 2012-04-07

Collection location: Taynuilt, Argyll, Scotland [Click for map]

56.428073° -5.206444°

Who: Carl Farmer (cfarmer)

Specimen available

On rotting wood on the ground in a beech (Fagus sylvatica) wood. The wood it’s growing on could be either Fagus sylvatica or Corylus avellana. Apothecia to 1.4 mm diameter and to 0.5 mm tall. Spores 7.5-13 × 2.5-3.8 mu, typically 10 × 3.3. What I take to be oil-drops are roughly 5-8% of spore, mostly near either end and c 1/3 spore width at that point. Asci 58-80 × 5.5-8 mu. Asci tips non-amyloid. Paraphyses straight, simple, c 2.5 mu wide. Hymenium section no KOH reaction. Young apothecia (less than half full size) have hyaline marginal hairs c 30 mu long, 3 mu wide at base, tapering to pointed or narrowly rounded tip. But I can’t find marginal hairs on mature apothecia.

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