Observation 44359: Plectania Fuckel

When: 2010-04-07

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

Who: Mycologista (Mycologista)

Specimen available

Need help here! Please weigh in; I’m new at this.
Found all over the bases of (living and apparently healthy) cedars, and a few crawling up into crevices in the trunk. White spore print. Not evident in images, but smooth (not hairy) exterior.
What are these?
Last 2 images shows these possible Plectanias next to 2 versions of Urnulas found growing on rotting sticks that I brought over to the cedars for photographing. All had white spore prints.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:57:30 +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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As found.
Another close-up
W/ penny for scale.
Urnulas for comparison
Here they all are together; non-Urnulas=bottom. You can see the short stalk pretty well there.

Proposed Names

52% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Used references: Habitat (persistently on the bases of cedars), size & shape (a bowl w/ a very short attachment) wasn’t fitting Urnula, so I started hunting it down. This is as close as I got.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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Created: 2010-04-16 07:29:11 PDT (-0700)
Last modified: 2010-08-13 18:57:30 PDT (-0700)
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