Observation 68858: Schenella pityophila (Malençon & Riousset) Estrada & Lado

Small, young and immature.

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Recognized by sight
35% (3)
Recognized by sight: Updated name
31% (3)
Recognized by sight: The pink staining peridium is distinctive for S. pithyophilus
Used references: Domínquez de Toledo, L.S. & Castellano, M.A. (1996). A Revision of the Genera Radiigera and Pyrenogaster. Mycologia 88(5): 863-884. & Estrada-Torres, A., Gaither, T.W., Miller, D.L., Lado, C. & Keller, Harold W. (2005). The myxomycete genus Schenella: morphological and DNA sequence evidence for synonymy with the gasteromycete genus Pyrenogaster. Mycologia 97(1): 139-149.

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Size of peridioles
By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-06-12 14:55:23 CDT (-0400)

According to the article by Domínquez de Toledo & Castellano, both Schenella pityophilus and S. simplex have a pinkish peridium. They do NOT use color to separate them in their key. They use the size of the peridioles; 0.5 mm for S. simplex vs. 2 mm in diameter for S. pityophilus. Too bad I don’t have a photo with a ruler in it for scale.

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-12 11:20:37 CDT (-0400)

funny how I never noticed the pink color until you pointed it out, Mike.

By: Darvin DeShazer (darv)
2011-06-11 23:43:53 CDT (-0400)

Thanks for the update Mike. I was hoping you had better photos.

By: Michael Wood (mykoweb)
2011-06-11 21:38:32 CDT (-0400)

Specimens are vouchered at SFSU.

neat truffle.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-06-10 12:04:17 CDT (-0400)

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