Observation 21633: Tarzetta (Cooke) Lambotte

When: 2009-05-28

Collection location: Vavenby Limestone South, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

Looks similar to Tarzetta catinus but smaller and smaller spores.

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Asci and paraphyses in water at 400×.
Paraphyses in water at 400×.

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Having second thoughts
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-04 05:28:03 CDT (-0400)

I didn’t notice HOW small they were, not likely Tarzetta at all. I don’t even know where to start looking for these.

I see what you mean
By: Jason Hollinger (jason)
2009-06-04 04:19:40 CDT (-0400)

But the paraphyses in mine have irregular tips, which I don’t see in the diagrams or description for T. cupularis.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-06-04 02:40:41 CDT (-0400)

Could be Tarzetta cupularis, that’s a smaller one. Most of the spores seen in the picture, are probably immature. The blurry ones at the upper left, seem closer to the right size.

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