Observation 179672: Peziza Dill. ex Fr.

When: 2014-08-27

Collection location: Sterling, Alaska, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

in burn zone.

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400x in Meltzers.
400x in Meltzers.

Proposed Names

54% (3)
Recognized by sight
11% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: Micro?
30% (2)
Recognized by sight: Just taking a hipshot here. Looks kinda right.
46% (2)
Recognized by sight

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so much for macro ID on ascos!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-09-21 10:20:06 CDT (-0500)

this is clearly a Peziza under the scope. Dig those blue asci tips!

paraphyses straight with rounded tips; spores 15 × 7.5.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2014-09-21 09:31:22 CDT (-0500)

the cup that struck a chord!

I have this and will scope it. Peziza was my first guess in Alaska, but Tarzetta was spot-on in the macro (see Beug’s “Ascomycete Fungi of NA” for an identical photo). The scurfy, scaled exterior was particularly distinctive, and the hymenium for T. catinus is described as “hazelnut brown.”

Patience, my fellow myco-geeks. All will be revealed, soon.