Observation 360115: Discomycetes Sacc.

On dead sweetgum branch that was buried under pine needle duff. Inner surface smooth, outer surface slightly tomentose (very fine hairs). Spores cylindric, 3.5-5 × 1.25-1.75 (2) μm, septate. Asci clavate, thick-walled & 8-spored. Paraphyses fusiform, multiseptate.

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Based on microscopic features: My spore dimensions seem small, may have measured immature spores ?

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check for KOH extractable pigments
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2019-03-04 18:18:17 EST (-0500)

these are characteristic of the genus Ionomidotis. take a bit of tissue and place it on a white, ceramic plate. put a drop of KOH on it and see if any color leeches out. describe that color here in a comment. note that the color may change hue or intensity overtime (seconds to minutes).

Typo my friend
By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2019-02-27 18:46:49 EST (-0500)

Now corrected.

What is fuliform?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2019-02-27 15:52:55 EST (-0500)