Observation 9693: Tarzetta cupularis auct

When: 2008-08-17

Collection location: Muddlety Creek Trail, Summersville, West Virginia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Dan Molter (shroomydan)

No specimen available

As so often happens with very small mushrooms, I did not notice these little gems till I was on my knees looking at a larger mushroom nearby. They appeared to be glowing in the murky darkness of the forest floor.

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Tarzetta ?
By: damon brunette (damonbrunette)
2011-05-09 21:52:40 CDT (-0500)

Even the most immature Humaria I have seen have hair on them, and I blew these up and didnt see any. Tarzetta cupularis can have a range of margin textures and the outside can have a good range of color as well.

very cool, regardless, and the green cast makes for an awesome photo.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-21 12:26:31 CDT (-0500)

these ascos generally need scope work for any kind of a definitive ID. without the scope, or the literature to back it up, you may as well leave it in the ground to do its job and delight those who travel behind you.

green light
By: Dan Molter (shroomydan)
2008-08-21 12:20:30 CDT (-0500)

I suspect the green hue is due to light filtering through several canopies of green leaves before reaching the forest floor. In open sunlight they would probably appear more cream colored. I have never seen anything like these before, and there were only two of them, so I left where they were.

is the green cast an artifact of the light?
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2008-08-20 10:50:09 CDT (-0500)

very cool little cup. I’ll let the asco experts jump in for ID, altho I suspect it would need scope work for anything definitive.

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