Observation 46124: Hysterangium Vittad.

When: 2010-05-31

Collection location: Berks Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Plischke (John Plischke)

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Notes:
I believe this is Hysterangium separabile. Found in PA the outer surface bruises pinkish. About marble sizes some about 50 percent bigger and some smaller. This was growing under I believe spruce.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:31 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Pennsylvania’ to ‘Pennsylvania, USA’

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Thanks for posting, John.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-06-03 16:30:44 PDT (-0700)

You may be right. I’m not expert enough to tell. A suggestion? Include a twig from the tree if you find this again: most foresters should be able to tell the tree species from a twig or even cone if included in the photo. H. seperabile and H. coriaceum both form matt-communities, and often grow on very steep slopes, where the touch mycorrhizae helps hold the rock and soil in place, while getting rid of water rapidly.

A question: were the sporocarps all partially visible above ground? Did you try looking under the existing fruiting bodies for other, less mature material?

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