Observation 12891: Discomycetes Sacc.

When: 2008-10-18

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: George Riner (mycogeo)

No specimen available

maybe Hymenoscyphus – a spore check would clear it up real easy.

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Proposed Names

-42% (3)
Recognized by sight: small flat “cups” on dead wood.
57% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Sasata, who commented below
By: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)
2017-04-07 13:02:20 CDT (-0400)

…is one of the main contributors to this project. I have edited and created some pages on fungi as well but it takes a lot of time.

it’s a common problem
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-04-07 12:32:51 CDT (-0400)

I can’t remember where or by whom, but I know there have been calls made by more than one corner of mycology to form a wikipedia task force. this is a great start, and one I really have no excuse for not being involved in myself:


Oh dear…
By: George Riner (mycogeo)
2017-04-07 12:16:56 CDT (-0400)

Yes! The page at wikipedia should find a much better and reliably identified photo for an Orbilia!

that should be changed
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-04-07 12:06:23 CDT (-0400)

to an image of an actual, identified Orbilia, which this is not. This is unidentifiable given the information provided. A good example of a positively identified Orbilia can be found at Observation 167886

Used in Wikipedia article
By: Robert Sasata (Sasata)
2008-12-26 12:24:17 CST (-0500)