Observation 46661: Cenangium Fr.

When: 2010-06-05

Collection location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Douglas Smith (douglas)

Specimen available

Found under mixed conifer forest.

Part of the Yosemite fungal survey.

sample num. YNP215

Found at side of rt. 120, on way to Tioga pass

Location: lat 37.777 long -119.749
Elevation: 6800

Found on conifer branch, buried under edge of snow bank, found completely covered in snow.

Asco discs close to branch, no clear stipe, although attached to branch in center of each disc.

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I’ve seen
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-12-02 02:45:45 PST (-0800)

and scoped something just like this, but it never made it into an observation. I think it was a Sierra Nevada Field Campus find. Those characteristic black petals embedded beneath a deep orange, semi-gelatinous apothecium were an instant memory jogger. The asco volume of the Swiss series will have more to say on Cenangium, and perhaps other similar genera.

By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-12-01 08:10:46 PST (-0800)

proposal Danny. Not familiar with this group but looks like a possibility.

Could it be
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-06-12 01:01:46 PDT (-0700)

something in the Rhytismatales group, those who are covered with a dark crust when they are immature (or dry)?

Created: 2010-06-11 13:57:23 PDT (-0700)
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