When: 2017-07-12

Collection location: Tallassee Highlands, Clarke Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)

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On a well-rotted hardwood log.
These are all the same individuals. First photo below shot in the field with an iPhone, the rest indoors with a Sony a6000.
July 1-9, 2017
Spores about 7 mm diam.
Elaters not tapered (see micrograph)


hemitrichia 400x.jpg
400 x water mount.

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Recognized by sight: In the last and second to last images the sporocarps in the center looks like they are pinched just before the head, a sign of H. calyculata. If there spores in the stems they would be Trichia decipiens, whos stems upper section is hollow and filled with spores.

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Looked under a scope at 400x
By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2017-07-12 17:24:19 CDT (-0400)

Consistent with H. calyculata, not T. decipiens, according to Stevenson & Stempen Handbook 1994.
Spore dia. 7 mm (not 10-13 mm)
Elaters interlocking and blunt (not free and tapered)
Calyculus with petaloid margin.

Thomas Laxton, Thanks for this info and links.
By: Bill Sheehan (B_Sheehan)
2017-07-12 11:18:20 CDT (-0400)

Very helpful, I’ll check the stems more closely.

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