Observation 35242: Sarcosoma Casp.

When: 2010-04-03

Collection location: Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, Missouri, USA [Click for map]

Who: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)

No specimen available

Very abundant, growing in tight clusters at the very base of red cedars

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:29 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Rock Bridge State Park, Boone Co., Missouri USA’ to ‘Rock Bridge State Park, Columbia, Missouri, USA’

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By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-06 22:33:54 WIB (+0700)

I have been drying many specimens of this fungus. Today I noticed several of them have released spores, the spores are white.

By: Anthony Zukoff (coastlander)
2010-04-05 03:41:51 WIB (+0700)

Thanks, both shots were of specimens growing in the same condition at the base of live cedar trees. It had rained alot the day before, so they definitely weren’t dehydrated.

Two species?
By: Patrick Harvey (pg_harvey)
2010-04-05 02:25:40 WIB (+0700)

The second photo looks like Urnula craterium … first looks like something
else, perhaps Plectania sp.

By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2010-04-05 01:18:43 WIB (+0700)

My initial reaction badly dehydrated Plectania, perhaps P. nannfeltii. Flesh looks way too thin for most Plectania though. If this material is fresh and is consistently thin-fleshed, likely not Plectania.