Observation 71483: Otidea (Pers.) Bonord.

When: 2011-06-26

Collection location: Colebrook, Connecticut, USA [Click for map]

Who: Bill (boletebill)

No specimen available

these were less an a half an ich across

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I find this small cup a couple of times a year. I’m not positive of the Id so confirm or deney would be appreciated

Proposed Names

55% (1)
Recognized by sight: Small pale tan cups on wood
57% (1)
Recognized by sight
Used references: Nannfeldt states that Otidea will rarely grow on wood. http://www.ascomycete.org/Portals/0/PDF/Nannf011.pdf

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I’m surprised no one else challanged this
By: Bill (boletebill)
2013-11-19 08:27:21 EST (-0500)
identification before you and I explicitly questioned my own ID. These small cups were on well rotted wood and did not look like any Otidea that I was familiar with. My impression was the some cups were folded slightly rather than split but I have to admit I did not do any microscopy and my ID was based on picture matching and google searching. Whatever this is I believe have found it several times but didn’t photograph it before.
Possibly Otidea sp.?
By: The Dianna Smith
2013-11-19 07:45:35 EST (-0500)


Just a thought, these look a lot like very young Otidea sp. I think Tarzetta would not exhibit a ‘split’ in the cup. What is confusing is the wood substrate. I wonder if the wood was ‘rotten’.