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 18:01:42 CDT (-0400)

is a good idea, with the curly paraphyses too!

Geoglossum difforme
By: Christine Braaten (wintersbefore)
2012-07-01 17:59:15 CDT (-0400)

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

Consider Geoglossum difforme,
By: zaca
2012-07-01 17:48:22 CDT (-0400)

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 15:37:20 CDT (-0400)

Created: 2012-07-01 15:19:59 CDT (-0400)
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