Notes:
Voucher Number: NAMA 2015-095 ; Bisporella citrina (Batsch) Korf & S.E. Carp.; Identified by: Alan E. Bessette ; Collected by: Diana Baron ; Voucher Specimens are located at the Botany Herbarium, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago.

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don’t kill the messenger
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-08-11 11:38:22 PDT (-0700)

http://mushroomobserver.org/25992

I have seen jelly fungi IDed as Bisporella citrina. the name is far, far too widely applied to anything tiny, gregarious, disc-ish and yellow. my default when seeing the name proposed, particularly without micro (or any indication of microscopy having been performed), is to be skeptical. Scutellinia is a similar beast.

now that I mention it, these look a little gelatinous… no closer photos?

Danny
By: Rocky Houghtby
2016-08-11 11:23:48 PDT (-0700)

Proposes this for nearly every yellow glob, not just NAMA observations.

Bias?
By: Patrick R. Leacock (MycoGuide)
2016-08-11 11:19:56 PDT (-0700)

Are you adding this comment to all the Ascomycete IDs on MO. Or are you extra critical of these NAMA specimens?

if any of these asco IDs
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2016-08-10 19:31:01 PDT (-0700)

are supported with microscopy, the observations do not indicate as much. if they are sight IDs based on macromorphological likeness to entries in field guides, they are highly likely to be incorrect.