Accès membres

Mot de passe perdu? S'inscrire

14-07-2024 18:23

Joaquin Martin

Hi,I found this Ascomycete on horse dung.The spora

13-07-2024 19:50

Zuzana Sochorová (Egertová) Zuzana Sochorová (Egertová)

Hello,I have identified this fungus as Hamatocanth

11-01-2022 16:36

Jason Karakehian Jason Karakehian

Hi does anyone have a digital copy of Raitviir A (

11-07-2024 14:29

Viktorie Halasu Viktorie Halasu

Hello, a thin-fleshed Mollisia on a monocot stem

08-07-2024 23:34

Villalonga Paco

Small Scutellinia growing in garden soil (calcareo

12-07-2024 02:12

Stefan Jakobsson

On a wet lake shore I found a single minute apothe

11-07-2024 10:57

Viktorie Halasu Viktorie Halasu

Hello, I have here a Mollisia on a leaf (possibly

07-07-2024 10:07

Thomas Flammer

I am struggeling with some tiny yellowish apotheci

09-07-2024 19:34

Kozak Robert

HelloDate: 2024.06.18, loess gorges, on soil (?)A

11-07-2024 15:05

Thomas Læssøe

« < 1 2 3 4 5 > »
Tiny yellow apothecia on soil crust
Jan Eckstein, 29-01-2022 21:44
Good evening,

apothecia small, yellowish, 150-300 µm wide, growing in a soil crust of algae, protonema, and lichen thallus (Placynthiella icmalea), asci J-, spores 3-septate, hyaline, ellipsoid, 15-22 x 5-7 µm, with many droplets, paraphyses very slender, 1-1.5 µm wide

ecology: on ant hill in dry grasland

Does someone has an idea?

With best wishes

  • message #71645
  • message #71645
Viktorie Halasu, 30-01-2022 08:20
Viktorie Halasu
Re : Tiny yellow apothecia on soil crust

"Coryne" terrestris? See:

Jan Eckstein, 30-01-2022 11:03
Re : Tiny yellow apothecia on soil crust
Dear Viktorie,

thank you very much for your suggestion! The fungus 'Coryne' terrestris looks similar but I'm not convinced it is my species. The spores are somewhat shorter and don't show the characteristic droplets as in my collection. Unfortunately, I cannot find the folder 'Calycellina' in Zottos Ascomycetes illustrations. In Velenovsky's description of Coryne terrestris size of apothecia is 1-1.5 mm, much larger than in my collection.

With best wishes

Zdenek Palice, 16-05-2024 09:23
Zdenek Palice
Re : Tiny yellow apothecia on soil crust
Dear Jan,
maybe you found the name in the meantime or not?
my guess is it is an ephemeral lichen from Stictidaceae, I would call this Absconditella trivialis,
I expect you collected the stuff in colder or wetter period of the year (i.e. not in hot summer), I know the species growing usually on wet sandy soil covered by algae and pioneer lichens / bryophytes, from road- and railway- embankments or sandpits,
only my specimens were less yellowish, if I remember well
best regards Zden?k
Jan Eckstein, 17-05-2024 16:15
Re : Tiny yellow apothecia on soil crust - identified as Absconditella trivialis
Dear Zdenek,
Thank you very much for your suggestion Absconditella trivialis! I looked up this species and think your identification is right. I found it in January with apothecia growing within an algae crust. The habitat was an old ant hill in a dry grassland community where I usually find bryophilous ascomycetes in winter like Octospora and Lamprospora.
With best wishes