When: 2019-03-12

Collection location: Stockbridge, Henry Co., Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)

No specimen available

Ascoma clustered, papillate, ~1mm broad. Spores elliptical and smooth, dark brownish (immature spores hyaline), with either one or two large oil drops and several smaller ones; also exhibiting a germ slit across the entire (or nearly so) spore length, ~ 26.5-31(32) x 9-11 μm. Encompassed by sack-like ‘sheath’. Asci long and cylindrical with conspicuous apical apparatus that becomes very deep blue in Melzer’s, relatively thick-walled, smooth. Paraphyses very long and slender, filiform, tapering towards apex.


Asci – 1000x
Asci – 1000x
Spores – 1000x
Ascus – 1000x in Melzer’s
Spores & asci – 1000x in Melzer’s
Outer surface (non spore bearing) – 1000x in Melzer’s
Asci – 1000x in Melzer’s
Conidiophores? or subicula? – 1000x in Melzer’s
Asci & spores – 1000x in Melzer’s

Proposed Names

45% (2)
Recognized by sight
78% (2)
Recognized by sight: Something like this. Micro probably necessary to confirm

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Micro looks like Rosellinia corticium to me
By: Django Grootmyers (Heelsplitter)
2019-03-13 12:43:20 CDT (-0500)
Micro photos added and notes
By: Chris Cassidy (cmcassidy)
2019-03-13 07:06:55 CDT (-0500)