Observation 21348: Merismodes fasciculata (Schwein.) Donk

When: 2009-05-26

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

I’d assumed this was an ascomycete, perhaps Dasyscyphus, but it very clearly has basidia, each with 4 spores. These were growing on fallen alder twigs. It doesn’t look like it, but the cups are actually minutely stalked (easy to see when trying to section the things).

Species Lists


Basidium in KOH at 1000×.
Spores on basidium in KOH at 1000×.
Hair tips in KOH at 1000×.

Proposed Names

-94% (3)
Recognized by sight: a guess, and probably one rules out by not being embedded in the substrate.
-27% (2)
Recognized by sight: Sticta is a big leafy lichen, I think you mean Stictis! :)
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
85% (1)
Recognized by sight: grows mainly on Alnus, widespread distribution
Used references: Breitenbach, J. & F. Kränzlin. Fungi of Switzerland Vol. 2 – Non gilled fungi. Luzern: Verlag Mykologia, 1986. Print. pg. 198-199 fig. 224
Based on microscopic features: hairs not terminally enlarged/inflated.

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