Observation 8467: Helotiales Nannf.

When: 2008-02-17

Collection location: Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba, Bolivia [Click for map]

Who: Danny Newman (myxomop)

Specimen available

Dried specimen obtainable with permission from el Herbario Nacional de Bolivia

Species Lists


Proposed Names

-29% (1)
Used references: Dennis, R.W.G. “Bolivian Helotiales collected by Dr. R. Singer.” Kew Bulletin, Vol. 13, No. 3 (1958), pp. 458-467.
58% (1)
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The substrate
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2010-11-18 23:35:05 CST (-0500)

is a leaf stem, and judging by the size, I’m inclined to say a Secropia of some kind. Lambertella are apparently, according to the afore-posted link, exclusively leaf litter decomposers.

What’s the larger cone
By: Paul Derbyshire (Twizzler)
2010-11-18 12:21:13 CST (-0500)

they’re growing on?

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-11-18 17:19:53 CST (-0500)

pretty un-stipitate this one, unlike the Hymenoscyphus pics MushroomExpert had to offer. I agree on the microscopy. Portable rigs are coming with me/us next time around, and we’re trying to get the ecolodge in Madidi National Park, Chalalan, to have their own on hand year round.

EDIT 10/13/10:
I’ll resist the urge to delete this comment altogether and simply say that upon reconsideration these are most certainly stipitate, at least as far as discomycetes go. Although rather than proposing Hymenoscyphus I’ve settled on Lambertella instead, thanks to the aforementioned source, that genus appearing to be a closer macroscopic fit for this observation.

Without microscopy
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2009-11-18 17:02:45 CST (-0500)

it could be just about anything. A wild guess: Hymenoscyphus?

a guess…
By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-11-18 16:43:52 CST (-0500)

These almost look like a less robust, less gelatinous species of Heterotextus. Any ideas?