Observation 200583: Pezizomycotina

Notes:
Fruiting abundantly in snow melt-on conifer twigs. Elevation just above 3000ft.

White stem, slightly hirsute on young specimens. Very bright yellow central portion of cups.

Herbarium specimens available.

Will scope spores later this week and post.

Temp: mid 50’s.

approximately 100 feet from observation below:
http://mushroomobserver.org/200114?q=2Ww04

UPDATED 3/17/2015: Microscopy finished and posted below original images.
Herbarium specimens dried and available for further study.

Species Lists

Images

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Microscopy- poorly taken photos-digital scope-uneven at base.
Spores: Semi-ellipsoid, fusoid. Saw three and four connections in some places, again, weak digital camera on scope.
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Microscopy- poorly taken photos-digital scope-uneven at base.
Spores: Semi-ellipsoid, fusoid. Saw three and four connections in some places, again, weak digital camera on scope.
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Microscopy- poorly taken photos-digital scope-uneven at base.
Spores: Semi-ellipsoid, fusoid. Saw three and four connections in some places, again, weak digital camera on scope.
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Microscopy- poorly taken photos-digital scope-uneven at base.
Spores: Semi-ellipsoid, fusoid. Saw three and four connections in some places, again, weak digital camera on scope.
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No views of Ascus filled with spores. I’ll have to access WSU lab soon. Specimens still available.3/17/15.
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Proposed Names

17% (2)
Recognized by sight
33% (2)
Recognized by sight: Third image(9974) is perfectly aligned with every key I found for Lachnellula. Also, attached link above shows the young(fuzz covered margin) specimens that were in the snow a few weeks ago. These are fully mature. I never found one image of this stage of growth in any database-usually either very fresh and fuzzy, or very old and downward saggy.
44% (2)
Recognized by sight
57% (1)
Recognized by sight

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Comments

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micro unclear
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2015-03-28 21:59:14 MDT (-0600)

but those are not asci, hence difficult to make any statements of certainty, but yea, it’s a match for P. vulgaris in substrate, time of year and habitat.

After seing this obs.
By: Elsa (pinknailsgirl)
2015-03-28 18:55:53 MDT (-0600)

I don’t think this is Lachnellula, and probably neither the other, once you think they are the same fungi. Pithya perhaps?