Collected for the BAMS/Pt. Reyes Fungus Fair. Most of these folks helping collect were brand new to collecting mushrooms, but they found amazing things!

This was a new species to me. Doesn’t key out in either Beug’s asco book nor Matchmaker.


tough pimpled stalked fbs, 3 cm tall at most developed.
asci w/16 spores
perithicial smash mount

Proposed Names

1% (2)
Recognized by sight: tough pimpled exterior, stalked, gel-like interior.
Based on microscopic features: asci w/16 spores, squashed into squared shapes. spore drop obtained as well, will scope today.
46% (2)
Recognized by sight
Based on microscopic features: 16 spored asci, spores somewhat flattened.
51% (3)
Recognized by sight

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thanks Danny.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-17 20:49:52 GMT (+0000)

all readable but photos no good. plenty of other photos of alutacea around, tho.
I will check those spores and do a section of the skin/perithecia soon.

try this
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-02-17 20:03:59 GMT (+0000)

the figures come up pixelated for me for some reason, but the key and descriptions are extensive.

I thought about Podostroma/Hypocrea/Trichoderma alutaceum
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-17 19:58:12 GMT (+0000)

but my latest literature claimed the asci only had 8 spores. the Swiss book goes deeper, claiming that the asci start at 8 but at maturity it’s 16. So, that is certainly a possibility.

the collection label sez
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2017-02-17 19:49:02 GMT (+0000)

on doug fir.

I did get nice spore drop, too. will scope soon.
off to meet up w/Elinoar Shavitz in SF. East meets West!

BTW, I see that you will be at NEMF, Danny, along with my asco buddy Roz.
See you there!

Here’s to a wet and wonderful NE summer.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-02-17 19:35:56 GMT (+0000)