Observation 45486: Tubaria conspersa (Pers.) Fayod

When: 2010-05-16

Collection location: Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dave W (Dave W)

No specimen available

Growing from piece of wood in leaf/woody litter. Thought maybe “Xeromphalina”, but caps show no striations. Spores with small “spheres” inside egg shaped “shell.” Thin spore print appeared to be yellowish/ochre. Hope to get a thicker print. Tubaria maybe?



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I think Irene has it…
By: Dave W (Dave W)
2010-05-17 03:35:22 CDT (-0500)

Link below shows photo from Britain. But this looks just like my specimens, and “Felted Twiglet” would aptly describe these.

Spores were mounted in KOH nad viewed at 400×. Looked pretty clear (difficult to get in focus), but I did wonder about the use of “hyaline”, as the thin print showed a bit of color. I’ll edit “hyaline” out of my initial comments.


Spores light tan -
By: Douglas Smith (douglas)
2010-05-17 03:29:10 CDT (-0500)

Don’t know, but from the photo there, the spores are light tan, not hyaline. Hyaline should be clear, completely clear no pigmentation. I might be more sensitive to slight brown colors than most…

Also did you put the mag. and reagent used on the micro-shot? That would be good to know.

The spores look a lot like Tubaria spores to me…

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