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When: 2008-05-14

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

Who: Jason Hollinger (jason)

Specimen available

cup fungus, crowded clusters on rotten moist mossy conifer log
CUP: 10-15 mm wide, jet black and v finely crinkly long-hairy outside esp around base, margins crowded together, textured-shiny inside, black with reddish tinges in places inside, rubbery tough, tan gelatinous? inside
MICRO: brownish tinge to hymenium, asci and paraphyses both abundant
ASCI: long, cylindrical, clear, smooth, sharp-edged, rounded tip, slightly tapered near base, (230)250+/-21(290) x (11)12+/-0.77(13) µm, Q = (17)20+/-2.0(23), N=6
PARAPHYSES: long, straight, narrow, not expanded or tapering, tips rounded, a few septae, no branches found, smooth, clear
HAIRS: narrow, brown, septate, curly-wavy
SPORE: 8 per ascus, round, hyaline, 1 cell, width (8.9)11+/-1.8(13) µm (N=15)

Species Lists


Hairs at 400x, in water. Marks are 2.5 µm.

Proposed Names

92% (2)
Used references: Mushrooms of the ID and Pac NW, Tylutki 1979.
Fungi of Switzerland.
Based on microscopic features: Round spores!

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