Mushroom Observer
Catalog #: MUOB 100617
Taxon: Pyrrhospora varians (Ach.) R.C. Harris
Family: Lecanoraceae
Collector: Jason Hollinger   MUOB 100617   
Date: 2011-06-24
Verbatim Date: 2011-6-24
Locality: United States, Tennessee, Carter, Roan Mountain State Park
36.159  -82.0922
Elevation: 1062-1062 meters (3483-3483ft)
Description: Original observation #100617 (Mushroom Observer)
Occurrence Remarks: HABITAT open hardwood forest on low knob; SUBSTRATE smooth-barked hardwood; ASPECT partly shaded; NOTES thin to extremely finely verruculose greenish crust with faint blackish prothallus, K~y, C-, KC+rose, UV-; ASCOCARP biatorine, red-brown tiny disk, relatively thick even prominant pale whitish rims without algae, epihymenium brown from brown-capped swollen tips of paraphyses, exciple of brownish radiating hyphae, exciple and epihymenium both POL+ clearing in K and C-, medulla weakly POL+ clearing in K, hymenium hyaline, paraphyses strongly stuck together and well-branched, asci with dark IKI+ blue tip and slightly weaker IKI+ blue walls; SPORES 8 per ascus, broadly ellipsoid, hyaline, simple, ~8 x 5 m.
Disposition: vouchered
Specimen Images
Rights Holder: MO Observers
Record Id: 676b879b-871b-4617-b349-4d2db036c44a
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Nathan Wilson (
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