Collection location: Bosque Experimental Nambillo, Mindo, Los Bancos, Pichincha, Ecuador [Click for map]
Substrate: woody grass (unk. taxon)
Spore Color: unk.
Growing exclusively on an as-of-yet unidentified, hollow grass, evidenced by the large nodes seen in the third image. The material showed no traces of colonization by a fungus under visible light except for the fruit body in the first image which measured at ~1-2 mm.
Collected by myself and German night fungus snatcher extraordinaire, Jan Schütter, for Milton Narváez and BioMindo in Bosque Experimental Nambillo.
Dried specimen obtainable with permission from la Universidad Central del Ecuador Fungorium.
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I am obviously not very good at these ones…
I got a lot of good use out of a borrowed copy of an excellent Norwegian field guide during this trip, so I won’t knock your determination of Ecuadorian cloud forest fungi based on information from a text on Western Canada. What does cause me to remove any member of Myriosclerotinia from the running is
A: Myriosclerotinia are ascomyctes. The fruit body shown in the first photo is probably a gilled agaric but was too small to dissect to know for certain.
B: Myriosclerotinia are not bioluminscent, at least no species I could find.
That first photo is great. I’ve had some success photographing very small mushrooms through the 40x lens of my microscope. I’d love to see this guy at 40 x.
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