Observation 63516: Discomycetes Sacc.

When: 2011-02-13

Collection location: Briarcrest Neighborhood, Shoreline, King Co., Washington, USA [Click for map]

Who: Tim Sage (NMNR)

Specimen available

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Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Used references: Suggested by Tea Von Bonsdorff
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
28% (1)
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getting to genus
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-16 21:16:58 PST (-0800)

much less species, will likely be out of reach without more information (substrate, closer photos, photomicrography).

agreed mxyo.. strange enough
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-02-16 20:15:07 PST (-0800)

i went on the hyperlink you sent for the wiki to learn that indeed these were all basidio, as i always think asco when i see something this small. So thanks for teaching me that.

But upon scrolling down, i saw a picture of a Merismodes i took this spring and is now on wiki. What a coincidence!

That being said, i think (guess) that this observation may be Hyaloscypha hyalina as described in Fungi of Britain and Europe (Buczacki). This is an asco however
so tough to say
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-14 05:03:44 PST (-0800)

I’ve found this site: http://www.ascofrance.com/index.php?r=bdd&page=search to be an invaluable resource for such finds, but it would be that much more useful if it were possible to limit search results to a combination of user-specified criteria (ie: stipitate/sessile, hairy/smooth margin, etc.), not simply substrate & genus or species name. what were the conditions like? (dry, wet, average) Were any of the fruiting bodies more open/cupulate/planar than these?

I believe them to be sessile, yes.
By: Tim Sage (NMNR)
2011-02-13 13:56:04 PST (-0800)


Thanks for the comments so far, fellas!

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-02-13 13:36:26 PST (-0800)

these look sessile. can you confirm this? also, any id on the tree genus the leaf belongs to?

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By: Christian (Christian Schwarz)
2011-02-13 13:26:37 PST (-0800)


But I have very little confidence in the genus I proposed for it…