Observation 98833: Geoglossum difforme Fr.
When: 2012-07-01
(35.3217° -84.169° 457m)
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Found on moss covered conifer log. Sporocarp 3-4 cm tall, smooth, somewhat club shaped with a grove near the apex, very dark forest green to black, somewhat slimy when wet.

Green hues may be lighting, they look clearly black now.

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Based on microscopic features: Spores with 15 septa

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Geoglossum difforme
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2012-07-01 15:01:42 PDT (-0700)

is a good idea, with the curly paraphyses too!

Geoglossum difforme
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-01 14:59:15 PDT (-0700)

Just counted 12 spores, each with exactly 15 septa. Thanks zaca!

Consider Geoglossum difforme,
By: zaca
2012-07-01 14:48:22 PDT (-0700)

which has spores with 15-septa. If septa between 12 and 15, consider G. alveolatum. Geoglossum nigritum has spores 7 septate.

Thanks Irene!
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-01 12:37:20 PDT (-0700)

Created: 2012-07-01 12:19:59 PDT (-0700)
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