Observation 49263: Lamprospora polytrichi (Schumach.) Le Gal

When: 2010-07-20

Collection location: Perrot State Park, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tom Volk (TomVolk)

Specimen available

found on the same trip as Pulvinula constellatio, another red discomycete. Coincidentally they are on the same page in Fungi of Switzerland.

[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:04:32 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Perrot State Park, Trempeauleau County, Trempeauleau, WI’ to ‘Perrot State Park, Trempealeau Co., Wisconsin, USA

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asci in KOH + phloxine
reticulate ascospore. Only the mature ascospores have the reticulation. I had to look a long time for this one.
annotation label

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83% (1)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: red flat discomycete, associated with moss, possibly mycorrhizal
Used references: Fungi of Switzerland Volume 1
Based on microscopic features: round reticulate spores, clavate paraphyses

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