Observation 11928: Discina (Fr.) Fr.

When: 2008-05-23

Collection location: Idaho, USA [Click for map]

Who: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)

No specimen available

this was found under conifers, does,nt turn color whith KOH
found in spring on ground,

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:01:22 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Idaho USA’ to ‘Idaho, USA’


Copyright © 2008 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2008 Johannes Harnisch
Copyright © 2008 Johannes Harnisch

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stalk is normal
By: Johannes Harnisch (Johann Harnisch)
2008-10-04 22:49:53 EDT (-0400)

Notice dirt an bottom of stalk (third photo) not growing on wood, remember they are dug out of the ground, they would otherwise be level whith the soil,
David Arora said that they can have stalks pg798.
( but so can Disciotis species).
I have found and eaten Disciotis species (I think,) but they were growing on logs or stumps they were a bit thiner fleshed (then these) but the spores (if I can remember right) did not have oil droplets or nobs at the end

OK. Morel_s_
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-04 02:18:12 EDT (-0400)
Nice morel
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2008-10-04 02:17:10 EDT (-0400)

That morel indicates there might have been twigs or well-decomposed wood nearby though. I haven’t seen a Discina with such well-developed stipe, though. Usually D. perlata (common in my area) hugs the ground with rarely, if ever, a lifted sporocarp.

How sure are you here?
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2008-10-03 19:58:21 EDT (-0400)

Are you sure about this one? Discina is usually found in the spring and attached to wood. This appears to be on the ground in fall, might be a dried out, slightly strange Peziza.

Oh, wait, did you change the date, I though this said Oct. in the date, now it says May (Or I’m loosing my mind…). Did you find these on wood?

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