Observation 337750: Ascobolus Pers.

When: 2018-10-07

Collection location: Shutesbury, Massachusetts, USA [Click for map]

Who: Jess Evans (JBE16)

Specimen available
Collection number: Jess Evans JBE-10-18-1

Notes:
Small yellow/orange cups without stalks, growing gregariously on waterlogged/decomposing paper wasp nest on the ground. Largest cups are less than 2mm. Sturdy cups without obvious hairs, though these may have been missed due to lack of appropriate stain on micro. Spores ~ 15 × 8 micrometers, ellipsoid, inamyloid.

Images

image taken after specimen kept in cold storage x 5 days.
Spores in asci, pic taken at 400x, slide prepared with Melzer’s
Spores in asci, pic taken at 400 x, slide in sterile solution
At 40x- conspicuous yellow layer

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