Observation 81618: Otidea onotica (Pers.) Fuckel

When: 2011-10-29

Collection location: Tillamook Co., Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

Specimen available

Species Lists


400x Melzer’s – asci, spores & paraphyses
1000x Melzer’s – ascus tip & spores

Proposed Names

90% (2)
Eye3 Eyes3
Recognized by sight: “long-eared,” hymenium cream-yellow with pinkish flushes
Used references: Peterson, Eric T. Systematics of the Genus Otidea in the Pacific Northwest. Corvalis, OR : Oregon State University (Masters Thesis). 1998. Print.
Larsen, H.J. Key to the genera of the operculate cup-fungi (PEZIZALES)
of the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Region. Pacific Northwest Key Council. Nov. 7, 1980. (http://www.svims.ca/council/Peziza.htm)
Based on microscopic features: Ascus tips inamyloid, paraphyses apically curved/bent, spores with two drops – 12-13μ x 5-6μ.

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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