Observation 163392: Otidea smithii Kanouse

In moss and mixed hardwood/conifer forest above Stump Beach trail.

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otidea smithii micro.JPG
note crooked paraphyses, biguttulate spores.
note common base for multiple fruit bodies.

Proposed Names

-47% (2)
Recognized by sight: clustered Otidea-like asco with dark black/brown centers and a reddish exterior.
Peziza irregularis and Otidea doratophora are synonyms.
Based on microscopic features: will confirm by micro today.
72% (3)
Recognized by sight: Compare to O. smithii when you scope it…

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Nice confirmation
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2014-04-16 20:03:10 EDT (-0400)

Good to see the micro data on this one.
This was tentatively IDed at the tables as Otidea smithii.

even though…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-15 17:42:32 EDT (-0400)

these fbs arose from a common base, are small and are not shaped like rabbit ears …
the micro is a good match for Otidea smithii (altho I could not see an operculum on any of the asci).

they were also on the ground rather than on wood, altho buried wood is always an option.

Spores elliptical, yellowish, biguttulate, LARGE: 14-13 × 7-8. Paraphyses with crooked tips.

these ascos were …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-14 13:13:18 EDT (-0400)

growing from a common base, NOT particularly large, and NOT rabbit-eared in shape.

I will post micro data once done.

patience …
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-04-14 12:00:08 EDT (-0400)

I have a busy day ahead of me!

Looks like a good ID
By: Martin Livezey (MLivezey)
2014-04-14 11:47:46 EDT (-0400)

per Beug – does it have small spores?

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