Observation 99354: Orbilia Fr.
When: 2012-06-24
No herbarium specimen
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1mm fruit bodies appear yellower – less orange than normal due to bright sunlight from side

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Hey Thank you!
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-03-05 17:21:49 PST (-0800)

That is a very nice compliment. Do you know Orbilia? – your prodding got me looking – Orbilia are this size, are semi-translucent to waxy looking orange or pale yellowish cups. They are widespread in north america, are in a separate class because they are carnivorous on nematodes! – I see you do have one!

In fact
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-03-04 17:41:48 PST (-0800)

your photos are just fantastic! And yes, it’s more close to Bisporella, but even that I’m not sure, so good are your photos :) but it’s a good suggestion. Are they thin and stipped? Astonishing finding and capture indeed.

By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-03-04 16:51:56 PST (-0800)

My ID is based on this observation a year before:

But I agree with your comment. I can’t prove my suggestion. I wish I would have taken a ‘normal’ photo. This was as close and sharp as I could get with my camera at the time, and the lighting was perfect, sunlight from 90 degrees to the right. The branch was perched at eye height. I thought it was Byssonectria which I had just learned a few weeks before. But I agree. It does not look like it. Bisporella citrina?

Beug, 2014, p 132 suggests that B. fusispora and B. terrestris are synonyms and fruit on a pale mycelial matt or subiculum that is less than 2 mm thick. There is no subiculum in this photo so maybe you are right.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-03-03 17:50:40 PST (-0800)

You are so sure… and I don’t see similarities with other photos (google images for example).

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