Observation 161746: Tuberales sensu lato

Unusual round cup shape(but full body) bright yellow fungi growing on forest floor in soil and leaf litter. Only one specimen found. I have not seen this fungi before. Cap including body about the same dimensions. Large rooting system when removed from habitat. Was well affixed and not easily dislodged from position of find. No obvious aromas or bruising was noticed. I was unable to identify any spore release area on the top of the cap and there were no gill growth evident. Puzzling!.

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Three macrogrphs loaded. Melzers reagent used.
I was rather surprised when I cut this specimen. It reminded me of a find that I cut at Swans some time ago. See>>
ObsImage: Scleroderma Pers. (111150)

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Not Scleroderma
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-03-24 18:54:56 EET (+0200)

as it has a loculate (chambered) gleba. Also not Glomus or Endogone as I had suspected.

Had hoped wouldn’t have to get into detail, but new photos have nixed that idea. Need exact measurements of both spores and sporocarp.

Spores looks angular to me. Could be a trick of lighting though.

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Two micrographs of section including outer skin.


Will look at it tonight. Hopefully with some fruitful results.

Lack of gills or any spores released
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2014-03-24 09:32:26 EET (+0200)

suggests to me a sequestrate fungi. Need to see sectioned sporocarp, Ian. If spores are huge, could be Endogone or Glomus.

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