Observation 55068: Discomycetes Sacc.

When: 2010-09-25

Collection location: Jamieson Park, Poynette, Wisconsin, USA [Click for map]

Who: Steve Nelsen (sfnelsen)

No specimen available

I was hoping that someone would recognize this asco. My notes on it say: dark flatish-topped asco. olive tones present. Many were on a mossy log, some to 3 cm wide, but the shape is very irregular. Spore deposit white, some to >14 microns long and wider than others, but most ~3.5 microns wide. Texture not like a Peziza; did not break easily into asci like most. In NH3 asci long, thin tightly packed, and some very long and skinny “compartmentalized stuff” that I did not understand (paraphyses?) were present too.

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23% (2)
Recognized by sight
-4% (2)
Recognized by sight: Any septate spores?
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
31% (2)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight

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By: John Steinke (John Steinke)
2019-04-04 06:47:27 PDT (-0700)

Danny, Steve can not help any more. He passed on a year and a half ago.
A big loss,


any more images?
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2017-05-12 11:07:42 PDT (-0700)
By: Tom Volk (TomVolk)
2010-10-11 15:37:43 PDT (-0700)

But I don’t recognize it. Steve, did you look in the Fungi of Switzerland Vol 1?