Observation 30650: Guepiniopsis buccina (Pers.) L.L. Kenn.

When: 2009-11-18

Collection location: Bovec basin, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia [Click for map]

Who: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)

No specimen available

Nothing similar in my books.
Lat.: 46.34602 Long.: 13.58375
Code: Bot_401/2009-0813

Habitat: Woodside, light mixed wood with bushes, flat ground, flysh bedrock, partly sunny, exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~3.000 mm/year, average temperature 8-10 deg C, elevation 490 m (1.600 feet), alpine phytogeographical region.

Substratum: Dead, but still standing, branch in a large Coryllus avelana bush.

Place: East Bovec basin, left bank of river Koritnica, near Kolovrat place, East Julian Alps, Posočje, Slovenia EC

Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8


Is this a branched basidium, which is typical for Guepiniopsis buccina?

Proposed Names

-24% (2)
Recognized by sight
-31% (2)
Recognized by sight: looks a little bit like this.
-16% (2)
Recognized by sight
62% (3)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight
Used references: http://www.mycokey.com/... (1)
http://jlcheype.free.fr/index.htm (2)
http://www.ambmuggia.it/forum/index.php?showtopic=5522 (3)
http://public.fotki.com/... (4)
D.Arora, Mushrooms Demystified, Ten Speed Press, Berkeley (1986), pp 674 (5)
A.Poler, D.Vrščaj, A.Boh, Seznam Gliv Slovenije (Checklist of Fungi of Slovenia), Ed.A.Poler, Second edition (1998), Mycological Association of Slovenia, pp 31 (6)
http://pagesperso-orange.fr/... (7)
Based on microscopic features: Spore dimensions 12.8 (SD=1.7) x 5.5 (SD=0.5) micr, n=9.

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nifty little jelly!
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2010-01-02 12:15:04 PST (-0800)
Guepiniopsis buccina
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2010-01-02 12:08:44 PST (-0800)

looks like a perfect choice (another basidiomycete), a new species to me. Very interesting!

probably not Calocera
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2010-01-02 11:14:23 PST (-0800)

Thank you Irene for the link. It shows really a very similar fungus, but I believe I found a better fit. By pure chance, I discovered Guepiniopsis buccina on WEB (See references (1), (2), (3), (4), (7)). Substratum, habitus, slightly asymmetric cups, wrinkles, as well as white farinose steams of young specimens are very similar to my observation.

I took a piece of the Corylus branch with the fungus home in November and put it out in my garden. Recently I found that the mushrooms still thrive nicely. Most of them developed distinct stalked cups up to 4 mm in diameter. I took spores under a scope and found that they fit well to Guepiniopsis buccina Ref.:(2). Also spore shape is similar to the picture #20 (Messagio #20) in Ref.:(3). French reference (7) claims it is a rather common species (in France ?), which makes my determination more probable. Eventual alternative Guepiniospis alpina is out of consideration since it grows only on conifers and fruits in spring after snow melt (Arora (1986), p674).

Re: Calocera glossoides. Only Calocera viscosa and C. cornea are listed in the Checklist of Fungi of Slovenia Ref.:(6). Measured spores are too big for both. It seems improbable that I found something not yet found in Slovenia and, on other side, non of pictures of C. glossoides I was able to find shows so distinct cups. So, I doubt…. Anyway, thanks again for your past (and future) help.

By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-12-21 08:51:15 PST (-0800)

I found this:
(I hope the link works here)
That is supposed to be Calocera glossoides (or something close to it) – with some collapsed “heads” in the picture.

The ones here also have beginning wrinkles at the neck, but look almost too beautifully cupshaped to be the same. But it’s at least a guess, and the right size and habitat…

I doubt
By: amadej trnkoczy (amadej)
2009-12-20 13:15:14 PST (-0800)

it is lichen. I have quite extensive lichen literature (Brodo, Wirth, Dobson…) which I’ve browsed through many times, but I’ve never seen something similar. It is sure that both lichens on picture 70788 are not associated with the yellow ‘apothecia’.

Fungus, or … ?
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2009-12-20 12:13:36 PST (-0800)

Possibly some type of lichen fruiting body (which are usually ascomycetes)?

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