Observation 75546: Hyaloscyphaceae Nannf.

When: 2011-08-27

Collection location: Shrine Pass, Eagle Co., Colorado, USA [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

Specimen available

Sharing substrate with http://mushroomobserver.org/75128.

Spores spindle- to sausage-shaped, amyloid… I think. Blue tint is evident but could be diffraction. Hairs finely encrusted, split into ~11μm-long segments, narrowly tapered toward apex, some upwards of 130μm in length. Paraphyses smooth, full of vaculolar contents. ~70μm long. Had a bear of a time locating any asci.

In high montane mixed spruce/fir forest, ~10,000-11,000 ft.

Collected for the 4th Annual Eagle Mushroom Festival.

Species Lists


1mm avg. diameter
1mm avg. diameter
400x Melzer’s – hairs
1000x Melzer’s – hairs
1000x Melzer’s – paraphyses
1000x Melzer’s – spores

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight
29% (1)
Recognized by sight
55% (1)
Recognized by sight: two-tone fuzzy fruit bodies and spores are a good match.
58% (1)
Recognized by sight

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