Notes:
Dr. Priscila Chaverri and her teaching assistant, Efraín Escudero-Leyva of the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico, were the course’s resident ascomycetologists. As this initially resembled one of the green Hypocrea/Trichoderma spp., I passed it on to them. After some microscopy and reference checking, Efraín returned with the provisional ID of Dactylospora, a (mostly) lichenicolous genus in the Lecanorales.

This is one of the most beautiful fungi I have ever seen, and I greatly look forward to discovering the rest of its name.

UPDATE 8/28/16: Believed to be a member of the genus Abrothallus by multiple members of the “Ascomycetes of the World” Facebook group. Name updated accordingly.

Substrate: unk. foliose lichen (Observation 249900)

Habitat: Costa Rican Páramo

Ecoregion: Talamanca Montane Forests (NA0167)

Collector(s): D. Newman

Collection #: n/a

Collected for the 2016 Organization for Tropical Studies “Fungi and Fungus-Like Organisms” Course

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Copyright © 2016 Efraín Escudero-Leyva
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Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Used references: Efraín Escudero-Leyva
Based on microscopic features
29% (1)
Used references: comments from Mats Wedin, Björn Wergen and Juan Carlos Zamora on the Ascomycetes of the World Facebook group
58% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Dr. Ave Suija

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