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23-04-2024 15:18

Lothar Krieglsteiner Lothar Krieglsteiner

... but likely a basidiomycete. I hope it is o.k.

23-04-2024 13:17

Edouard Evangelisti Edouard Evangelisti

Bonjour à tous, Je viens de récolter ce que je

23-04-2024 21:49

Ethan Crenson

Hello all, A friend recently found this orange as

22-04-2024 11:52

Zuzana Sochorová (Egertová) Zuzana Sochorová (Egertová)

Hello,I made a loan of a collection of Microstoma

11-01-2022 16:36

Jason Karakehian Jason Karakehian

Hi does anyone have a digital copy of Raitviir A (

22-04-2024 08:54

Rafael Cabral

Bonjour à toutes et tous, Quelqu'un pourrait-il

22-04-2024 20:38

Miguel Ãngel Ribes Miguel Ángel Ribes

Good afternoon.Does anyone know this anamorph?It g

21-04-2024 14:29

B Shelbourne B Shelbourne

• Genus Brunnipila: Distinct macro and habitat,

19-04-2024 14:28

B Shelbourne B Shelbourne

Cudoniella tenuispora: Distinctive macro and habit

20-04-2024 16:02

Michel Hairaud Michel Hairaud

Bonjour,On me fait part, pour diffusion d une list

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Fragosphaeria - Cephalotheca? on rotton wood Denmark
Karen Poulsen, 11-02-2024 16:28

Under thick bark on just felled 90-year-old, stunted Poplar tree - thoroughly rotten I found these small, sulphur-yellow, long-haired balls in flocks. Loosely seated. The peridium, which mostly consists of square cells, is in micro broken into sharp-edged pieces. Asci 8-spored, +/- globose, 7.5-10 µm diam. With spores, the asci wall is almost invisible (in water). Spores mostly pale yellow, oval. In some asci, one side of the spore is clearly concave. Spores approx. 3 x 2 µm. Could it be Fragosphaeria?

Kind Regards,

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Michel RIMBAUD, 11-02-2024 18:40
Re : Fragosphaeria?
Bonjour Keren,
J'ai recherché par curiosité Lasiosphaeria sulphurella dans les différentes clés dont je dispose pour les Lasiospheria, et je ne l'ai trouvé dans aucune d'elles.
Je pense donc que mes clés ne sont pas au top.
Pouvez-vous me passer celle que ous utilisez, qui mentionne L.sulphurella ?
Merci d'avance.

Karen Poulsen, 13-02-2024 11:09
Re : Fragosphaeria - Cephalotheca? on rotton wood Denmark
Hi Michel

Sorry, I haven't been able to find any key.

David Malloch, 13-02-2024 18:22
David Malloch
Re : Fragosphaeria - Cephalotheca? on rotton wood Denmark
This seems a good fit for Cephalotheca sulfurea. Very nice photos!
Karen Poulsen, 15-02-2024 12:06
Re : Fragosphaeria - Cephalotheca? on rotton wood Denmark
Thank you very much, David!
Karen Poulsen, 15-02-2024 23:17
Re : Fragosphaeria - Cephalotheca? on rotton wood Denmark
I have seen collection assumed to be Cephalotheca sulfurea with completely straight hairs and larger spores. Opposite this with spiral hairs. Can you possibly refer to key?

Kind regards,
David Malloch, 19-02-2024 15:57
David Malloch
Re : Fragosphaeria - Cephalotheca? on rotton wood Denmark
The type collection was studied by Chesters (TBMS 19:261-279. 1935) along with a culture made from fresh material. He stated that, "The whole perithecium is covered at this stage by a mass of interwoven, flexuose, thick-walled and sulphur-coloured hyphae.." He gave measurements from three collections at 4-6 x 2.5-4 µm, maybe slightly larger than yours, but such small objects are hard to measure precisely.

Yours seems to differ from Chester's material in having more spiralled and roughened hairs. Maybe it's another species. There is a culture from Chester's isolate at the Westerjijk Institute, so it would be possible to compare yours with that one using DNA.

The two pictures here are of C. sulfurea from Chester's paper. They are small and not very clear, but perhaps they could be useful.
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Karen Poulsen, 19-02-2024 16:43
Re : Fragosphaeria - Cephalotheca? on rotton wood Denmark
Thank you very much for great help!

Karen P.