Observation 157541: Fungi Bartl.

When: 2014-01-10

Collection location: Braga, Portugal [Click for map]

Who: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)

No specimen available

On the underside of a dead herbaceous twig.


2 days after

Proposed Names

22% (4)
Recognized by sight
14% (4)
Recognized by sight: Calyptella seems promising as a genus given its widespread distribution and description below. There are 20 species in the genus.
Used references: According to Mykokey the genus consists of…" Small white to yellow stipitate campanulate white spored fungi with almost smooth outside. On wood and herbs especially at the base of thick stems like Urtica or Filipendula."

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By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2015-03-11 16:56:19 CDT (-0500)

Would be this just a coincidence? Hum…never mind

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-07-14 06:59:25 CDT (-0500)

with my scarce current knowledge I strongly believe it is Calyptella (based on habit and growth behaviour of the fungus), as you know there is not enough information about cyphelloid fungi on line. If in the future I learn something more and change my believes, I’ll change my vote of course. I hope you respect my opinion :) In the mean time, if anyone find any fundamented proposal, is free to do it obviously.
[EDIT]The twig was an herbaceous one, sorry, I forgot to write that.
The only difference that I noted from Calyptella capula is that the caps are not so opened as I see in all the available pictures of it, the rest of the specs match.

insufficient information
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2014-07-14 06:43:24 CDT (-0500)

for a genus ID. could be Calyptella, could be something else. Better chance of Calyptella (or one of the many other cyphelloid genera) if this twig was an herbacious one.

By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2014-01-12 14:45:15 CST (-0600)

Calyptella capula:
(from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3749447/ )


Basically cupulate, dorsally stipitate, extremely fragile, solitary to gregarious, outer surface smooth, white to cream-colored, inner surface with the hymenium likewise smooth, white to cream-colored, discoid when young, becoming conical to campanulate, 1~4 mm wide, 1~3 mm deep, externally whitish to pale mouse grey, with age becoming blackish, glabrous or appearing frosted when magnified slightly, with incurved margins which flair with age and become slightly eroded.


0.2~2.0 mm long, smooth to radially furrowed or folded, whitish to pale grey or yellowish grey. Pseudostipe; short to elongate, usually eccentric, solid, often frosted to pubescent, concolorous or darker than the receptacle."