Notes:
Growing on moss gametophytes on a ridge top. Locally abundant. Hyphae simple septate. Basidia transversely septate and Auricularia-like. Spores smooth, banana-shaped and repetitive. Spore measurements from Piximetre: (15.5) 15.9 – 21.2 (22.4) × (3.7) 4.4 – 6.1 (6.4) µm, Q = (2.7) 3.1 – 4.1 (5); N = 25, Me = 18.8 × 5.3 µm; Qe = 3.6
Individual spores: 16.39 × 4.41 µm, 20.52 × 6.07 µm, 18.73 × 3.74 µm, 18.44 × 5.27 µm, 19.25 × 5.42 µm, 17.41 × 4.61 µm, 20.29 × 5.31 µm, 22.35 × 4.44 µm, 21.20 × 5.92 µm, 19.68 × 5.92 µm, 20.18 × 6.26 µm, 21.51 × 6.38 µm, 19.36 × 5.37 µm, 16.97 × 4.76 µm, 18.36 × 5.67 µm, 15.92 × 4.74 µm, 15.70 × 5.33 µm, 15.46 × 4.88 µm, 20.99 × 5.81 µm, 16.30 × 6.08 µm, 20.65 × 5.59 µm, 18.00 × 4.38 µm, 17.49 × 5.40 µm, 18.71 × 4.59 µm, 19.08 × 6.10 µm

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DSC_0611 Spores at 400x in NH4OH (2 drops), phloxine (1 drop) and congo red (1 drop).JPG
DSC_0612 Spores at 400x in NH4OH (2 drops), phloxine (1 drop) and congo red (1 drop).JPG
DSC_0614 Simple septate generative hyphae at 400x in NH4OH (2 drops), phloxine (1 drop) and congo red (1 drop).JPG
DSC_0615 Basidia at 400x in NH4OH (2 drops), phloxine (1 drop) and congo red (1 drop).JPG
DSC_0618 Basidia and simple septate generative hyphae at 400x in NH4OH (2 drops), phloxine (1 drop) and congo red (1 ...
DSC_0619 Basidia at 400x in NH4OH (2 drops), phloxine (1 drop) and congo red (1 drop).JPG

Proposed Names

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Used references: Martin, G. W. (1952). Revision of the north central Tremellales (No. 423). State University of Iowa.
Based on microscopic features: Spores are a bit small for Eocronartium muscicola but the genus is currently monotypic

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