When: 2008-05-14

Collection location: Edgewood Blue, Wells Gray region, British Columbia, Canada [Click for map]

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

No specimen available

on v rotten mossy damp conifer log
ST: v irreg, thick, short, folded cross-section, whitish, smooth
HEAD: yellow-brown, weakly but irregularly wrinkled and contorted, free from stem in places not in others, whitish underneath, half bunched and compact, the other half spreading and mantle-like, brittle flesh
ASCI: v long, cylindrical, smooth to sparingly covered with the same brownish encrustation that’s on the paraphyses, 13-14µm wide
PARAPHYSES: v abundant, v long, sparingly branched, v slightly thicker gradually to rounded tip but often perfectly even, no septae observed, densely covered woth brownish granular encrustation that is K+y, width (5.7)6.5+/-0.7(7.9)µm (n=9)
SPORE: none found(!?)

I can’t figure what this thing is. Best guess I can come up with is Gyromitra gigas, but that doesn’t look right. With a spore or two I might at least check if they were biguttulate (isn’t that everyone’s secret desire?)…

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Paraphyses at 400x, in water.
Marks should each be 2.5 µm.

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Recognized by sight
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: This seems at least closer than G. gigas, but I don’t have any literature handy at the moment.

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