Swamp Beacon (elegans) Mitrula elegans Berkeley    
Kingdom Fungi   >   Phylum Ascomycota   >   Class Leotiomycetes   >   Order Helotiales   >   Family Helotiaceae   >   Genus Mitrula   


Spore photos are required to separate Mitrula elegans and Mitrula lunulatospora. Place photos identified by macro characteristics only at Swamp Beacon species. Found scattered or in small groups in shallow woodland bogs or barely moving sections of small streams, on decaying leaves, needles, or debris.


Fruiting body: Yellow-orange smooth, translucent "matchstick" head on pale stalk (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

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