Observation 22284: Monilinia Honey

When: 2009-06-17

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

Who: Matt Goff (gwark)

No specimen available

Growing in a fen. Only one found.

2.5 cm tall, with the cup 3mm wide and 4mm tall.

Other characters: tips of the asci blue in iodine, spores are oval, 8/ascus
no oil bodies in the spores, and the surface of the spores is a bit roughened.

Seems like maybe a Plectania, but it doesn’t look like anything I’ve found photographs of on-line.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:02 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Sitka, Alaska’ to ‘Sitka, Alaska, USA

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Monilinia sp.
By: Andreas Gminder (mollisia)
2009-06-18 01:06:41 CDT (-0400)

this is quite cretain a Monilinia species, which grow on old berries of different kind. There is M. urnula on berries of Vaccinum ursa-vitis, but there are certainly more species. What is a bit disturbing is, that all these species should have oil inclusions in the spores, and as I regard this an important character, yours might be another genus that is unknown in Europe. By I’m pretty sure about Monilinia.

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