Observation 267176: Helotiales Nannf.

Fruiting on the top of a well decayed fallen log in oak-hickory woods.

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Welcome to MO!
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-01-14 22:11:18 CST (-0600)

Apologies for the typo in your name (my last comment).

By: Jess Evans (JBE16)
2017-01-14 15:16:22 CST (-0600)

I’m new to MO, so thank you for letting me know about this. I’ll take a look at those discussions you referenced. :)

Jass, thanks so much for your comment
By: Judi T. (AvidAmateur)
2017-01-14 10:26:43 CST (-0600)

and name suggestion. I too would call this B. citrina, but it is my understanding (per Danny and others) that the “powers that be” on MO prefer to ID all these little yellow fellas as Helotiales in the absence of microscopy.There are so many Bisporella species and other “things” that look very similar macroscopically; so the thinking is that it’s better to be EXTREMELY conservative when identifying this species. This has been an ongoing discussion for years on MO. A quick review of the comments on some of the Helotiales observations — especially #’s 146777, 180676, 111777, and 195566 — will give you some background on this issue. Thanks again:)

Nice pictures-
By: Jess Evans (JBE16)
2017-01-13 20:18:42 CST (-0600)

I found something very similar today and tentatively identified mine as Bisporella citrina. Mine were perhaps more bright yellow…I’ll post mine shortly. Thanks for sharing yours!