When: 2019-07-20

Collection location: Tucker Co., West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Django Grootmyers (heelsplitter)

Specimen available

Collected by a participant in the West Virginia Mushroom Club’s 2019 foray. Covering a Tyromyces-like polypore on a hardwood stick. Perithecia bright orange and turning purple in 1M KOH. Asci unitunicate, 8 spored. Spores breaking into 2 and part spores smooth, hyaline and dimorphic, with one rounded end and one tapered end. Part-spore measurements: (2.6) 2.7 – 3.7 (4) × (1.7) 2.1 – 2.8 (3.6) µm, Q = (1) 1.1 – 1.6 (1.9); N = 30, Me = 3.1 × 2.4 µm; Qe = 1.3

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DSC_9418 100x in 1M KOH.JPG
DSC_9420 Asci and spores at 400x in 1M KOH.JPG
DSC_9422 Spores at 400x in 1M KOH.JPG
DSC_9438 Asci and spores at 400x in 1M KOH.JPG

Proposed Names

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Used references: Beug, M., Bessette, A. E., & Bessette, A. R. (2014). Ascomycete fungi of North America: a mushroom reference guide (Vol. 69). University of Texas Press.
Overton, B. E., Stewart, E. L., Geiser, D. M., & Jaklitsch, W. M. (2006). Systematics of Hypocrea citrina and related taxa. Studies in Mycology, 56, 1-38.
Jaklitsch, W. M., Poldmaa, K., & Samuels, G. J. (2008). Reconsideration of Protocrea (Hypocreales, Hypocreaceae). Mycologia, 100(6), 962-984.
John Plischke’s Fungi on Fungi
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