Collection location: Bassetts, Sierra Co., California, USA [Click for map]
We had a few people this year that got into finding the really little stuff. Along with the lack of lots of the big stuff, made for some unique stuff found this time, like this one.
This looks kinda like D. bicolor, but the “hairs” on the back side of the small cups are smaller and don’t come around to the top side. So it doesn’t have that “blinking eyelash” look that D. bicolor does. Dr. Desjardin took this and looked at the spore size, and the thickness of the cell walls in the hairs, and made the id here.