Observation 78038: Tectella patellaris (Fr.) Murrill

When: 2011-09-28

Collection location: Graystones Preserve, Carbon Co., Pennsylvania, USA [Click for map]

Who: John Dawson (podospora)

Specimen available

I thought this was Porodisculus pendulus until I saw the gills. The fruiting bodies are about 6 mm in diameter and 5mm tall. I have no idea what it is, but have saved the specimen for future reference.



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Recognized by sight: old and soggy, but the shape, color, substrate, and apparent veil remnants (the white fibers around the edge) all point me to this species

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That i.d. seems correct, but this is certainly not the same as observation 5253
By: John Dawson (podospora)
2011-10-05 12:39:40 PDT (-0700)

Thanks to Christian Schwarz for this identification. I have looked at the photo of that species on Geroge Barron’s site (http://www.uoguelph.ca/~gbarron/MISCELLANEOUS/aug00.htm ) and it looks very much like mine. But this is certainly not the same fungus as observation 5253, also listed herein as Tectella patellaris. For one thing, the sizes are totally different (6 mm diameter for my specimen, 5 inches for observation 5253).

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2011-10-04 21:33:07 PDT (-0700)

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