No Common Name Dacryopinax elegans (Berk. & M.A. Curtis)  

Description:

Fruiting body: Head may be cup, spoon, or fan-shaped. Dark amber/blackish-brown; rubbery/gelatinous. Fertile surface: smooth. Infertile surface: smooth/slightly scurfy. Stalk: Color of head, darkens with age; round to somewhat flattened (J. Solem, pers. comm.).

Where to find:

Scattered or groups on decaying hardwood.

There are 4 records in the project database.

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Dacryopinax elegans (infertile surface of fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2016). Determined by Michael Kuo/MushroomExpert. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Dacryopinax elegans (fertile surface of fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2016). Determined by Michael Kuo/MushroomExpert. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Dacryopinax elegans in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2009). Determined by Bob & Jo Solem. Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

Dacryopinax elegans (fruiting bodies) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/22/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Dacryopinax elegans (fruiting bodies removed from substrate) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/22/2009). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Dacryopinax elegans spores from a specimen collected in Howard Co., Maryland (10/2/2016). Determined by Michael Kuo/MushroomExpert. Sausage-shaped, smooth; measured 13.6-15.1 x 6.1-6.9 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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