Collection location: Los Trancos Preserve, Palo Alto, California, USA [Click for map]
Not sure if this is worth an observation. But I figured, might as well toss out some real unknowns here. Just a bunch of tiny cups on a very wet and rotten log. Kinda blue-grey, something like this was seen in the Sierras in the spring, and it was called Molesia sp. (or something like that), so don’t know.
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But actually, I forgot to bring my knife with me this hike, so I didn’t take a sample, but left them there at the time. And at this point, there is no way to know what they were. Just added them here for completeness. Maybe I’ll find more in the future.
This does look an aweful lot like a Mollisia species. If you section the fruiting bodies the interior should be made of mainly globose cells and the apices of the asci should urn blue in Meltzers or iodine. The most common Mollisia up here in Washington is Mollisia cinerea, but this is only a tentaive lead… hope this helps
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