Observation 85317: Geoglossum glutinosum Pers.

When: 2011-12-28

Collection location: Salt Point State Park, Sonoma Co., California, USA [Click for map]

Who: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)

Specimen available

in moss, near fruitings of Clavaria acuta.

Species Lists


asci and paraphyses in bundles.
asci and bulb-tipped paraphyses.
segmented paraphyses.
sharper image.

Proposed Names

29% (1)
Recognized by sight: possible perithecia at apex of otherwise smooth, viscid fruit body. essentially uniform in width, no obvious flattening or spreading of top portion.
54% (1)
Recognized by sight: very slimy and a widespread species

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Eye3 = Observer’s choice
Eyes3 = Current consensus


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I have no idea
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-12-30 09:12:50 PST (-0800)

what that is. Not a paraphysis or anything that belongs to the fungus.
A millipede?

By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-30 08:51:50 PST (-0800)

so that beaded structure is a paraphysis?

Have a look
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-12-30 08:32:22 PST (-0800)

at picture 192124. They are 60-90 microns long (75 in that picture), with 0-7 septa depending on maturity, but mostly 3 or 7.

what do the mature spores look like?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-30 07:46:17 PST (-0800)
Such a pity
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-12-30 01:04:12 PST (-0800)

No mature spores – but the paraphyses look right for glutinosum.

microscopy added.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-29 16:24:20 PST (-0800)

1st image at 100x; all others 400x, in Meltzers.

Yes ’m.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-12-29 12:22:38 PST (-0800)

I saved these and will definitely scope ’em.

Interesting one
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-12-29 12:09:35 PST (-0800)

I hope you’ll let us see pictures of spores and paraphyses too..

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