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When: 2013-08-07

Collection location: Rimouski, Quebec, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jonathan M

No specimen available

was found during the NEMF foray, i am not sure who bring it in, but i make sure it was going to be in my home so i could take those picture, try to culture it and send sample for DNA testing.


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Based on microscopic features: relatively big and highly allantoid spores

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awful pic…
By: Jonathan M
2013-08-15 21:08:32 CDT (-0500)

searched for hours today and monday and eventually found a few but not as nice as in the foray. however eocronartium muscicola is known from several place in north eastern north america

spores 24-27*5-6.

for the spores i will try
By: Jonathan M
2013-08-15 17:24:28 CDT (-0500)

this fungus is very difficult to look at under the microscope, but i still have a few specimen in, however it is not me that have found the specimen, i only took the pictures there and brought it home to try to find the basidia

would love to see…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2013-08-15 15:22:36 CDT (-0500)

a micrograph of those unusual spores! ;)

Chilean specimens may be outliers.

This species, parasitic on a variety of bryophytes, apparently occurs throughout the Northern hemisphere.

How somebody even saw this in the field, let alone put a name to it, is rather remarkable.

Good work, Jonathan. SO sorry to have missed NEMF this year.

My confidence has increased!
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2013-08-15 13:11:04 CDT (-0500)

At the foray the link I found was from South America which made me doubt it being in Quebec.

By: Jonathan M
2013-08-11 18:42:36 CDT (-0500)

what are the things that make you not feel absolutely confident about this ID?