Notes:
Ascocoryne cylichnium
(original thought: Pachyella clypeata)
Hyland Park Reserve
10242018

- Habitat: Growing on very wet/moist decaying hardwood log (could be box elder or maple) on “Oak Trail” of Hyland Park Reserve (near visitor center). Growing after couple days of hard frost in area.
- Habit: Growing in small cluster (two specimens growing on same log)
- Cap/Fruiting body: Dark purple (becoming brown as drying). 2-7mm diameter. Soft to touch, moist-feeling. Smooth surface with wrinkled cup look.
- Substrate Note: Despite the wood being very moist that this was extracted from, it was difficult to pry this off.
- Smell/Taste: None observed
- Sample/Spore: Collected and dried

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Thank you billyd
By: Ty Pi (Tyler R. Pieper)
2018-10-25 08:09:46 CDT (-0500)

Thank you for the suggestion—hopefully will be able to update post after some microscopy in the near future. Again—thanks.

- Ty

This could
By: billyd
2018-10-24 18:03:16 CDT (-0500)

easily be a Ascocoryne sp. Without microscopy its difficult to say.